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NiMet forecasts three days of dust haze, thunderstorms across the nation

NiMet forecasts three days of dust haze, thunderstorms across the nation
March 03
17:50 2024

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze, cloudiness and thunderstorms across the country from Sunday to Tuesday.

In its weather outlook released on Saturday, NiMet forecasted dust haze over the northern region with the possibility of thunderstorms over parts of Taraba and Kaduna states during the afternoon and evening.

The agency said there would be a sunny atmosphere with patches of clouds expected over the north-central with prospects of thunderstorms in parts of Nasarawa, Benue, Kogi and the federal capital territory (FCT).

“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,” the report reads.

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“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.”

The agency predicted a cloudy atmosphere with spells of sunshine over the inland states and coastal cities of the south, while thunderstorms are expected in the evening over parts of Ondo, Ekiti, Ogun, Osun, Edo, Ebonyi, Abia, Bayelsa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Rivers.

“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,” the report reads.

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“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 periods.

“Cloudy atmospheres with spells of sunshine are expected over the inland states and coastal cities 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.”

The agency said Nigerians should take adequate precautions as strong winds might precede the rains in areas where thunderstorms were likely to occur.

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