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NiMet predicts three days of dust haze, low visibility across Nigeria

NiMet predicts three days of dust haze, low visibility across Nigeria
December 27
12:45 2023

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted moderate dust haze across the country from Wednesday to Friday.

In its weather outlook released on Tuesday, NiMet predicted horizontal visibility of 2km to 5km and localised visibility of less than or equal to 1,000 metres over the northern region.

The agency said moderate dust haze is also expected over the north, the north-central and the inland cities of the south on Thursday and Friday.

NiMet also anticipated a hazy atmosphere over the coastal belt of the country throughout the forecast period.

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“Moderate dust haze with horizontal visibility of 2km to 5km is expected over the North Central region and the inland cities of the South during the forecast period while hazy atmosphere is envisaged over the coastal cities throughout the forecast period,” the forecast reads.

“Hazy atmosphere is expected over the coastal cities during the forecast period, and the public should take necessary precautions as dust particles will be in the air.”

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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