NiMet: Nigeria to experience heavy rainfall from Tuesday to Thursday

NiMet: Nigeria to experience heavy rainfall from Tuesday to Thursday
August 16
23:50 2021

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has predicted heavy rainfall across the country from August 17 to August 19.

The agency, in a forecast document released on Monday, highlighted what is to be expected in certain states, and advised Nigerians to take precaution. 

“During the forecast period (the next three days), heavy rainfall is expected over southern Kebbi, western Niger, northern Katsina, eastern Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, western Yobe, Gombe, Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, eastern FCT and Kwara,” the document reads. 

“There are chances of moderate to heavy rainfall over parts of Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Ebonyi, Sokoto, Ekiti, Edo, Kogi, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, Enugu, Anambra, Imo, Abia, Ondo, Lagos, Delta and Bayelsa State.”


The document noted that apart from the listed states, the rest of the country should expect light rainfall.

It further stated there are increased chances of flash flood events on roads, settlements, farmlands and bridges, which can disrupt vehicular traffic, reduce visibility and increase chances of accidents. 

“Hence, the public is advised to exercise restraint when going out, keep monitoring the situation, avoid low-lying areas and fast-flowing runoff waters,” the agency said.


“Also, there are chances of moderate to heavy rainfall events, especially during the first and the third days, which can reduce horizontal visibility, increasing the likelihood of cars skidding off the road and chances of car crashes, and likely delays in flight operations.

“Hence, the public is advised to be prepared for these events to avoid damages from rain-related hazard.”

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