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

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has forecast hazy and thundery weather conditions from Sunday to Tuesday nationwide.

NiMet’s weather outlook released on Saturday in Abuja, predicted 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 the agency, a 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.

NiMet expected sunny skies and a hazy atmosphere over the Northern region during the duration of the forecast period on Monday.

It also envisaged a 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 atmospheres 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,” it said.

The agency, therefore, 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.

It advised people with respiratory issues to 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.

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