The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), through its Central Forecast Office (CFO) has warned against high temperatures across some states of the country.
In a Central Forecast Office (CFO) document, titled ‘High-Temperature Outlook’ and made available to Science Nigeria, the NiMet revealed that parts of Niger and Kwara are expected to experience temperatures greater than 40°C, while parts of Kebbi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Adamawa in the north are expected to experience temperatures between 35°C and 40°C.
“Parts of Niger, Kwara, Kogi, FCT, Nasarawa and Benue in the north-central are also expected to experience temperatures greater than 35°C and less than 40°C”.
“On January 7, 2022 parts of Niger and Kwara are expected to experience temperatures greater than 40°C [while] parts of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Borno, Adamawa and Taraba are expected to record temperatures between 35°C and 40°C. The same is expected over parts of Niger, Kwara, Kogi, FCT, Nasarawa, Benue and Kogi in the north-central. The south (except Lagos, Ekiti and Ondo) is expected to be within the same temperature range,” the document said.
The agency further advised that “to cope and stay safe in extreme heat, 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 such as trees if you have to wait outside and to wear light and bright clothing. Avoid wearing dark colours,” it said, further promising to “continue to monitor the trend for any changes and update accordingly.”