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  • Updated: February 26, 2024

Three-day haziness, sunshine predicted by NiMET from Monday

Three-day haziness, sunshine predicted by NiMET from Monday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted sunshine and haziness from Monday to Wednesday across the country.

NiMet’s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja forecasts sunny and hazy atmosphere on Monday over the northern region during the forecast period, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. 

According to NiMet, sunny skies with patches of clouds are expected over the North Central cities with prospects of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Kogi and Benue states later in the day.

“Cloudy conditions with intervals of sunshine are anticipated over inland areas of the South, and coastal parts with chances of thunderstorms over parts of Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Bayelsa states during the morning period.

"Later in the day, thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Ogun, Ondo, Abia, Delta, Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Lagos states.’’

NiMet said sunny and hazy skies are expected over the northern region during the forecast period on Tuesday.

It predicted patches of clouds in hazy atmosphere over the North Central cities throughout the forecast period.

NiMet anticipates a cloudy atmosphere with spells of sunshine over the inland states and coastal areas of the South, with prospects of morning thunderstorms over parts of Edo, Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Lagos states.

The agency envisaged thunderstorms over parts of Abia, Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Ogun, Ondo, Edo, Cross River, Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Lagos states during the afternoon and evening periods.

It stated, “For Wednesday, sunny and hazy atmosphere is expected over the northern region during the forecast period. Patches of clouds in a hazy atmosphere are expected over the North central cities during the forecast period.

"Cloudy conditions with intervals of sunshine are anticipated over the inland states and coastal areas of the South during the morning period. Later in the day, thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Edo, Ogun, Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta states during the afternoon and evening periods.’’

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

According to it, temperature values are still high especially in the North; hence it advised Nigerians should stay hydrated.

It advised people with respiratory issues to be cautious of the present weather situations, adding that children and the elderly ought to wear warm clothing at night.

“Airline operators are advised to get updated weather reports and forecasts from NiMet for effective planning in their operations,” it said.

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