NiMet Predicts Extreme Weather Conditions Across Northern States, Others

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has issued a weather forecast predicting three days of cloudy atmospheres, thunderstorms and heavy rainfall in various parts of northern states and other regions across the country.

According to NiMet’s weather forecast released on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, the northern region is expected to experience a cloudy atmosphere with intervals of sunshine. Additionally, there are prospects of thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rains over states including Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Borno, Taraba and Adamawa on September 14th and 15th.

Moderate rainfall and thunderstorms are also anticipated in parts of Bauchi, Gombe, Katsina, Kano, Kaduna, Adamawa, Taraba, Borno, Jigawa, FCT, Kogi, Niger, Nasarawa, Kwara, Benue, Plateau, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Lagos, Edo, Ondo, Ogun, Imo, Abia, Enugu, Anambra and Bayelsa states.

On September 16, NiMet foresees cloudy skies with thunderstorms and intervals of sunshine over parts of Kaduna, Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto, FCT, Kwara and Niger.

For the south and its coast, NiMet expects a cloudy atmosphere in the morning hours with isolated rains in parts of Lagos, Bayelsa, Enugu, Ebonyi, Ogun and Ondo states. In the afternoon and evening, thunderstorms along with moderate rains are anticipated in the region.

NiMet advises the public to exercise necessary caution and safety measures to avoid driving or walking through floodwaters. Disaster risk managers, agencies, and individuals are encouraged to be proactive in preventing the loss of lives and property during the rainy season. Airlines operators are also urged to stay informed through periodic weather reports and alerts from NiMet for effective operational planning.

Oluchi Okorafor
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