The Nigerian Meteorological (NiMeT) Agency through its Central Forecast Office (CFO) has warned against thick dust haze with horizontal visibility in some northern states of Nigeria.
The agency said a dust plume raised over the Niger Republic and western Chad and has been transported into Nigeria and currently reducing horizontal visibility.
“Thick dust haze with horizontal visibility values of less than 1000m are expected over Maiduguri, Nguru, Potiskum, Dutse, Gombe, Yola, Bauchi, Katsina, Kaduna, Zaria, Kano and Sokoto.
“This situation is expected to persist from the time of issuance of this forecast to the next 24hours. It will further deteriorate already poor horizontal visibility over the north.
“Flight operations may be disrupted and airlines operation are advised to pick up their flight folders and adhere to regulations, especially at aerodromes in the northern part of the country.
“Road users should exert caution while driving in these areas with poor visibility during this period. People with respiratory problems should take caution,” the agency counselled.