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  • Updated: November 02, 2022

Climate Change: Northern Nigeria To Battle Dust Haze For Three Days

According to the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), northern Nigeria is set to experience dust-hazy weather conditions from Tuesday to Thursday.

NiMet revealed in its weather outlook released in Abuja that states in the northern part of the country are predicted to deal with dust haze in moderate horizontal visibility of 2000m-5000m.

States that could experience these changes are Borno, Yobe, Kastina, Kano, Kaduna, Gombe, Bauchi and Jigawa States.

The agency also added that the north central states would also have sunny and hazy weather with visibility range of 5km-7km .

This is contained in a statement signed by the General Manager Public Relations NiMet, Muntari Ibrahim.

The hazy weather and the gradual increase of the day-time temperature will persist for three days

“The dry season is usually a period of no rainfall in the North and a period of little or no rainfall in the South.

"It is characterised by dust particles, harmattan cold, especially at night, high day-time temperature values, fog occurrences, hazy condition and associated health-related risks such as meningitis, respiratory illnesses and more”, the statement read.

The body however warned the general public to be wary of places where visibility is impaired by dust haze, adding that motorists should drive cautiously and carefully.

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