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NiMet Forecasts 3-Day Sunshine, Haziness From Monday

The agency foresees a mix of cloudy skies and intermittent sunshine across the Inland states of the South and the Coast.

By Nkiruka Aduba

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has forecasted sunny and hazy conditions across the country from Monday to Wednesday. According to NiMet’s weather outlook released in Abuja on Sunday, there will be sunshine and haziness in parts of Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, and Katsina states throughout the forecast period, with a possibility of morning thunderstorms over parts of Taraba state.

“However, 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.

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

The agency foresees a mix of cloudy skies and intermittent sunshine across the Inland states of the South and the Coast. It expects localized thunderstorms over parts of Ogun, Oyo, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Cross River, and Akwa Ibom states in the morning hours. NiMet also predicts localized thunderstorms later in the day over parts of Imo, Abia, Ondo, Osun, Ekiti, Oyo, Rivers, Edo, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Bayelsa, Rivers, and Delta states. Additionally, sunny skies with few clouds are expected over the northern region in 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.

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

NiMet predicted localized thunderstorms over portions of Kogi, Plateau, the Federal Capital Territory, Niger, Kwara, Benue, and Nasarawa states later in the day. It anticipated a mix of cloudy skies and intervals of sunshine across the Inland areas of the South and the Coast, with isolated thunderstorms possible over parts of Enugu, Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi, Rivers, Cross River, and Akwa Ibom states in the morning hours. The forecast also included localized thunderstorms over sections of Imo, Abia, Enugu, Anambra, Edo, Ondo, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ekiti, Delta, Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, and Lagos states. Moreover, the agency envisioned a sunny atmosphere with patches of clouds over the northern region during the morning hours on Wednesday.

“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.

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

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

NiMet advised the public to take necessary precautions as strong winds could precede the rainfall in areas prone to thunderstorms. Additionally, the agency recommended that airline operators obtain updated weather reports and forecasts from NiMet to facilitate effective planning for their operations.

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