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  • Updated: April 15, 2024

NiMet predicts three-day sunshine, thunderstorms from Monday

NiMet predicts three-day sunshine, thunderstorms from Monday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has forecasted a mixture of sunshine and thunderstorms across the country from Monday to Wednesday.

In its weather outlook released in Abuja on Sunday, NiMet predicts sunny conditions for Monday, accompanied by some cloud cover in northern cities and a chance of thunderstorms in parts of Taraba later in the day.

The forecast indicates sunny skies with scattered clouds over the North-Central region, along with the possibility of morning thunderstorms in the Federal Capital Territory, Nasarawa, Kogi, and Kwara states.

“Later in the day, isolated thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Kogi and Benue states. The southern region is expected to be cloudy with spells of sunshine with prospects of morning thunderstorms over parts of Oyo, Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo and Lagos states.

” In the afternoon/evening periods, isolated thunderstorms are expected over parts of Enugu, Ebonyi, Abia, Ekiti, Ogun, Imo, Oyo, Ondo, Edo, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Rivers, Lagos and Bayelsa states,” it said.

NiMet also anticipated sunny skies on Tuesday with few patches of cloud over the northern states with prospects of isolated thunderstorms envisaged over parts of Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa, Taraba and Kaduna states during the afternoon and evening hours.

It envisaged the North- Central region to be sunny with patches of cloud during the morning hours.

The agency also envisaged isolated thunderstorms over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau, Nasarawa, Kogi, Benue, Kwara and Niger states, later in the day.

“Cloudy atmosphere with intervals of sunshine is expected over the inland and coastal areas of the South, with chances of morning thunderstorms over parts of Cross River, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Rivers states.

“In the afternoon/evening periods, isolated thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Imo, Anambra, Enugu, Abia, Oyo, Edo, Delta, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Rivers and Bayelsa states,” it said.

It predicted a sunny atmosphere on Wednesday, with patches of cloud over the northern region, during the forecast period.

“Sunny skies with patches of clouds are expected over the North- Central region with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Plateau, Kogi, Nasarawa, the Federal Capital Territory and Benue states, during the afternoon/evening periods. Cloudy atmosphere with intervals of sunshine is expected over the inland and coastal areas of the South with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Anambra, Imo, Enugu, Ebonyi and Abia.”

Other states to experience cloudy atmospheres are “Edo, Ondo, Ekiti, Ogun, Oyo, Cross River, Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa states later in the day.”

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

The agency also urged airline operators to get updated weather reports and forecasts from its office for effective planning in their operations. 

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