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March 2, 2024

NiMet predicts 3-day haziness, thunderstorms from Sunday to Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudiness and sunshine weather conditions across the country from Wednesday to Friday. NiMet’s weather outlook released on Tuesday in Abuja predicted partly cloudy with sunshine intervals over Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara with chances of few rains over parts of southern Kaduna and southern Taraba on Wednesday. “ While leaving remaining parts of the region to be in sunny and hazy condition during the morning hours, a few thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Kebbi, Sokoto and southern Kaduna in afternoon and evening. “The North central region is expected to be cloudy in the morning hours. There are prospects of thunderstorms over parts of southern Plateau, Kogi, Abuja, Benue and Kwara during the afternoon and evening period. “Inland and coastal cities of South are expected to be cloudy in the morning hours. ”Thunderstorms are expected over parts of Ondo, Osun, Owerri, Ikom, Enugu, Cross-River, PortHarcourt and Lagos during afternoon and evening hours,” it said. According to NiMet, sunny and hazy weathers are anticipated over some parts of the region on Thursday. The agency forecast partly cloudy with sunshine intervals over Kebbi, Sokoto, Kaduna, Gombe and Bauchi in the morning hours. “Later in the day, partly cloudy atmosphere with sunshine intervals are anticipated with chances of few thunderstorms over parts of southern Adamawa and southern Taraba. “ More cloudiness is anticipated over the North central region during morning hours. In the afternoon and evening period, a few thunderstorms are expected over parts of Kogi and Kwara. “ The inland and coastal cities should be predominantly cloudy in the morning hours with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Cross River, Rivers and Bayelsa,” it said. The agency predicted better prospects of thunderstorms and rains over the region in afternoon and evening hours. The agency envisaged cloudy skies with sunshine intervals over the northern region within the forecast period on Friday. It predicted the North central region to also be predominantly cloudy during the morning hours. “A cloudy atmosphere is anticipated over the inland and coastal cities in the morning period. “Thunderstorms are expected over Ado-Ekiti, Edo, Abakaliki, Enugu, Abakaliki, Anambra, Lagos, Calabar, Port-Harcourt and Bayelsa during the afternoon and evening hours,” it said.

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy and thundery weather conditions from Sunday to Tuesday across the country.

NiMet’s weather outlook released on Saturday in Abuja,  forecast dust haze over the Northern region during the forecast period with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Taraba and Kaduna states during the afternoon and evening period.

According to NiMet, sunny atmosphere with patches of clouds are expected over the North Central with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Nasarawa, Benue, Kogi and the Federal Capital Territory during the afternoon and evening period.

“Cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine are expected over the inland states and the coastal cities of the South with prospects of morning thunderstorms over parts of Lagos state.

“Later in the day, thunderstorms are envisaged over parts of Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Edo, Abia, Delta, Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Cross River  during the afternoon and evening period,” it said.

The agency envisaged sunny skies and a hazy atmosphere over the Northern region during the duration of the forecast period on Monday.

It anticipated sunny atmosphere with patches of clouds over the North Central cities throughout the forecast period with chances of few thunderstorms over parts of Niger, Kwara, Kogi and Benue during the forecast period.

The agency predicted a cloudy atmosphere with spells of sunshine over the inland states and coastal cities of the South during the morning hours.

NiMet predicted thunderstorms over parts of, Ondo, Ekiti, Ogun, Osun, Edo, Ebonyi, Abia, Bayelsa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Rivers later in the day.

” For Tuesday, Cloudy skies with sunshine intervals are expected over the Northern region during the
duration of the forecast period with chances of thunderstorms over parts of Gombe, Kebbi, Kaduna and Taraba  during the afternoon and evening period.

“Sunny atmosphere with patches of clouds are anticipated over the North Central cities throughout the forecast period with chances of thunderstorms over most places during the afternoon and evening period.

“Cloudy atmosphere with spells of sunshine are expected over the inland states and coastal cites of the South with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Bayelsa, Rivers and Edo  during the morning hours.

” Later in the day, thunderstorms are anticipated over most places during the afternoon and evening period,” it said.

The agency urged the public to take adequate precaution as strong winds might precede the rains in areas where thunderstorms were likely to occur.

According to NiMet, temperature values are still high especially in the North, please stay hydrated.

According to NiMet, people with respiratory issues should be cautious of the present weather situations and stay hydrated as temperature values are still high especially in the North.

The agency also advised airline operators to get updated weather reports and forecasts from its office for
effective planning in their operations. (NAN)