The Central Forecast Office (CFO) of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has cautioned and alerted the public on the rise in temperature in some states across the country.
The general manager, public relations unit of NiMeT, Muntari Ibrahim, disclosed this in a weather alert release issued by the agency’s CFO.
“Areas expected to record temperature greater than 35°C and less than 40°C include parts of Niger, Kwara, FCT, Kogi, Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba,” he said.
The inland states of the south (excluding Enugu) and most parts of the coastal states (excluding Lagos) are expected to be within the same temperature range.
“The two days’ forecast however observed that on February 1, 2022 places in the south expected to have the same temperature range include parts of Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Edo, Delta, Enugu, Rivers, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi and Cross River,” he added.
The agency, therefore, advised that: “People should drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. Avoid leaving humans or animals in the car, especially young children. It is best to stay in the shade of trees if you must wait outside and wear light and bright clothes.”