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NiMet predicts three days of sunshine, hazy conditions across Nigeria

NiMet predicts three days of sunshine, hazy conditions across Nigeria
May 06
12:34 2024

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunshine, hazy conditions, and thunderstorms across the country from Monday to Wednesday.

In its weather outlook released on Sunday, NiMet predicted sunny and hazy conditions on Monday in Yobe, Jigawa, Kano and Katsina states, with chances of morning thunderstorms over parts of Taraba state.

According to the agency, localised thunderstorms are expected over parts of Kaduna, Bauchi, Zamfara, Kebbi and Taraba states.

“Cloud patches with sunshine intervals are expected over the North Central region with chances of localised thunderstorms over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Kwara, Benue and Kogi states during the morning hours,” the forecast reads.

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“In the afternoon/evening period, localised thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue, Kogi, Kwara and Niger states.”

The agency envisaged cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine over the inland states of the south and the coast.

It anticipated chances of localised thunderstorms over parts of Ogun, Oyo, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Cross River and Akwa Ibom states during the morning hours.

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NiMet predicted localised thunderstorms over parts of Imo, Abia, Ondo, Osun, Ekiti, Oyo, Rivers, Edo, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Bayelsa, Rivers and Delta states later in the day.

The agency said sunny skies with few patches of cloud are anticipated over the northern region during the morning hours on Tuesday .

“Later in the day, localised thunderstorms are expected over parts of Kaduna, Taraba, Zamfara and Kebbi states. The North Central region is expected to be cloudy with sunshine intervals,” the forecast reads.

“Also, with chances of localised thunderstorms over parts of Kogi, Nasarawa, Benue and the Federal Capital Territory during the morning hours.”

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NiMet predicted localised thunderstorms over parts of Kogi, Plateau, the Federal Capital Territory, Niger, Kwara, Benue and Nasarawa states later in the day.

It anticipated cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine over the inland of the south and the coast with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Enugu, Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi, Rivers, Cross River and Akwa Ibom states in the morning.

NiMet predicted localised thunderstorms over parts of Imo, Abia, Enugu, Anambra, Edo, Ondo, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ekiti, Delta, Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Lagos states.

The agency envisaged sunny atmosphere with patches of cloud over the northern region during the morning hours on Wednesday.

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“Later in the day, localised thunderstorms are expected over parts of Taraba and Kaduna states. Cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine are expected over the North Central region during the morning hours,” the forecast reads.

“In the afternoon/evening period, localised thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasarawa, Plateau and Niger states. Cloudy atmosphere is expected over the southern region during the morning hours.

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“Later in the day, thunderstorms are expected over the entire region.”

NiMet advised the public to take adequate precaution as strong winds might precede the rains in areas where thunderstorms are likely to occur.

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

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