NiMet forecasts 3-day Haziness, Thunderstorms from Sunday to Tuesday

NiMet Predicts 3-Day Haze and Thunderstorms Across Nigeria from Sunday to Tuesday.


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has issued forecasts indicating hazy conditions and thunderstorms across Nigeria from Sunday through Tuesday.

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In its weather outlook released on Saturday in Abuja, NiMet predicted dust haze across the Northern region during this period, with the possibility of thunderstorms over parts of Taraba and Kaduna states in the afternoon and evening.

Across the North Central region, a sunny atmosphere with intermittent cloud cover is anticipated, with chances of afternoon and evening thunderstorms over areas including Nasarawa, Benue, Kogi, and the Federal Capital Territory.

For the inland states and coastal cities of the South, cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine are expected, with morning thunderstorms likely over parts of Lagos state. Later in the day, thunderstorms are forecasted over several states including Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Edo, Abia, Delta, Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, and Cross River.

On Monday, NiMet expects sunny skies and haze across the Northern region, while the North Central region will experience a sunny atmosphere with patches of clouds. There are also chances of thunderstorms over parts of Niger, Kwara, Kogi, and Benue during this period. In the South, a cloudy atmosphere with spells of sunshine is predicted during the morning hours, with thunderstorms likely over various states later in the day.

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Looking ahead to Tuesday, NiMet anticipates cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine over the Northern region, with chances of thunderstorms over parts of Gombe, Kebbi, Kaduna, and Taraba in the afternoon and evening. In the North Central region, sunny atmospheres with patches of clouds are expected, along with chances of thunderstorms over most places during the afternoon and evening.

NiMet advises the public to take adequate precautions, especially in areas where thunderstorms are likely to occur, as strong winds may precede the rains. It also reminds individuals to stay hydrated, particularly in the North where temperature values remain high.

People with respiratory issues are urged to be cautious of the prevailing weather conditions and stay hydrated. Furthermore, NiMet advises airline operators to obtain updated weather reports and forecasts from its office for effective planning in their operations.

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