Nigeria to Experience Three Days Rainfall, Thunderstorms, NiMet Predicts

Michael Olugbode in Abuja

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted three days of cloudiness, rainfall, and thunderstorms across the country from yesterday to Monday. 

This was disclosed in the agency’s weather outlook released at the weekend.

The outlook predicted cloudy skies yesterday with intervals of sunshine over the northern region and a likelihood of early morning thunderstorms in states such as  Kebbi, Adamawa, and Taraba.

The agency also forecasted that isolated thunderstorms are expected over parts of Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Bauchi, and Gombe later yesterday. 

NiMet also predicted a cloudy atmosphere over the North-central region with prospects of rains and thunderstorms over parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasarawa, Niger, and Kwara in the morning hours.

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 Intermittent rains and thunderstorms were also envisaged over parts of Plateau, the Federal Capital Territory, Niger, Kwara, Benue, and Kogi.

“Cloudy atmosphere is expected over the inland states of the South and its coastal states in the morning with chances of intermittent rains over parts of Ogun, Oyo, Lagos, Enugu, Imo, Anambra, Abia, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Rivers, and Ebonyi states,” the forecast reads.

NiMet also predicted intermittent rains over parts of Lagos, Ekiti, Edo, Ondo, Oyo, Ogun, and Delta and sunshine over the northern region with prospects of morning thunderstorms in parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara.

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Thunderstorms are anticipated in parts of Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Borno, Taraba, and Adamawa.

The agency advised all airline operators to avail themselves of weather reports and periodic alerts from NiMet for effective planning of their operations.

According to NiMet, moderate to heavy rainfall could lead to flash floods.

It advised the public to take necessary caution, and avoid driving and walking through flood waters.

Furthermore, the agency also urged risk and disaster managers, agencies, and individuals to be proactive in averting the loss of lives and properties during the rainy season. 

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