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  • Updated: June 18, 2024

NiMet predicts three-day thunderstorms, cloudiness from Tuesday

NiMet predicts three-day thunderstorms, cloudiness from Tues

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has forecasted thunderstorms and cloudy conditions across the country from Tuesday to Thursday.

In a weather outlook released on Monday in Abuja, NiMet predicted morning thunderstorms on Tuesday for areas in Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Yobe, and Gombe states.

According to News Agency of Nigeria, the forecast also indicated that thunderstorms would occur later in the day over parts of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Kano, Bauchi, Katsina, and Taraba states.

It noted, “Partly cloudy conditions are expected over the central regions during the morning hours with prospects of afternoon/evening thunderstorms over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau, Kogi, Benue, Nasarawa and Kwara states. Cloudy skies are expected over the southern region during the morning hours with prospects of afternoon/evening rains over part of Ondo, Edo, Enugu, Imo, Ebonyi, Abia, Ekiti, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Rivers, Bayelsa and Lagos states.’’

According to NiMet, early morning thunderstorms are expected over parts of Taraba, Adamawa and Kebbi states on Wednesday.

It further anticipated thunderstorms over parts of Taraba, Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Gombe, Bauchi and Kaduna states later on Wednesday. .

“Early morning thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Kwara and Kogi states while later in the day, thunderstorms are expected over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau and Nasarawa states. Morning rains are anticipated over parts of Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Bayelsa states, while later in the day, rains are expected over most parts of the southern region,” it added.

NiMet predicted morning thunderstorms on Thursday over parts of Taraba State and thunderstorms over Kebbi, Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina and Kano states later in the day.

It envisaged thunderstorms over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau and Nasarawa states early in the morning. The agency predicted thunderstorms over the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau, Kogi and Nasarawa states later in the day.

NiMet forecast cloudy skies over the southern region during the morning hours with rains over the entire region later in the day.

“Strong winds may precede the rains in areas where thunderstorms are likely to occur. The public should take adequate precaution. Airline operators are advised to get updated weather reports and forecasts from NiMet for effective planning in their operations.

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