Tuesday, February 27, 2024

NiMet Warns Of Thermal Discomfort In Bauchi, 3 Other States

Rise in temperature.

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has issued a warning to the public about the possibility of increased temperatures, particularly in Bauchi, Gombe, Borno and Yola.

These areas, it said, are at risk of experiencing high thermal discomfort in the next 48 hours, according to a statement signed by the agency’s general manager of public relations, Muntari Ibrahim.

Observations from the source region show that temperatures are expected to rise above 400 Celsius in the next two days.

The statement indicated that “temperatures greater than 40°C are expected in parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Taraba and Adamawa. Most cities in the northern region are expected to record temperatures between 35°C and 40°C, including parts of Oyo, Kwara, FCT, Nasarawa, and Benue”.

The agency warned that residents of Bauchi, Gombe, Borno and Yola are at high risk of experiencing thermal discomfort. The statement further stated that parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Taraba and Adamawa are expected to experience temperatures greater than 40°C in the following days.

The agency advises people in these locations to drink plenty of fluids during this period.

NiMet assured the public that it will continue to monitor the weather and provide updates as needed.

Oluchi Okorafor
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