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NiMet predicts three days of cloudiness, dust haze across the country

NiMet predicts three days of cloudiness, dust haze across the country
October 26
05:53 2023

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

In its weather outlook released in Abuja on Tuesday, NiMet predicted dust haze over the northern region with a visibility range of 2km to 5Km in Kano, Katsina, Kaduna and Jigawa states.

The agency said a hazy atmosphere with few patches of cloud is expected over parts of the federal capital territory (FCT), Nasarawa, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Plateau and Benue states on Wednesday.

“The atmosphere over the southern parts of the country should be cloudy with intervals of sunshine, while morning thunderstorms are anticipated over Lagos, Delta, Rivers, Cross River and Akwa Ibom states,” the forecast reads.

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“Later in the day, isolated thunderstorms are expected over parts of Ondo, Edo, Abia, Enugu, Anambra, Lagos, Bayelsa, Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states.”

NiMet said there are prospects of thunderstorms over parts of the FCT, Nasarawa, Benue, Rivers, Cross River and Akwa Ibom states in the afternoon and evening hours of Thursday. 

The agency added that the atmosphere over the southern parts of the country should be cloudy with spells of sunshine.

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“Later in the day, isolated thunderstorms are expected over parts of Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Anambra, Imo, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Lagos, Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Rivers states,” the forecast reads.

“On Friday, there are prospects of isolated thunderstorms over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states during the morning hours.

“Later in the day, thunderstorms are expected over parts of Oyo, Ondo, Enugu, Anambra, Imo, Abia, Lagos, Cross River, Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers states.”

NiMet advised members of the public to take necessary precautions and asked persons with respiratory ailments to protect themselves.

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Airline operators were also advised to avail themselves of weather reports from NiMet for effective planning.



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