NiMet forecasts 3-day sunshine, haziness

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has forecasted a period of sunshine and haziness spanning Monday through Wednesday nationwide.

In its weather outlook released in Abuja on Sunday, NiMet predicted a predominantly sunny and hazy atmosphere over the northern region throughout the forecast period.

The report also indicated that the North Central states would experience cloudy skies with intermittent sunshine, with the possibility of localized thunderstorms over parts of Benue State during the morning hours.

“Later in the day, localised thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Benue and Kogi.

“Increased cloudy conditions are anticipated in the morning hours over the inland states of the South and coastal cities with chances of morning thunderstorms over parts of Imo, Enugu, Anambra, Ebonyi, Abia, Cross River, Rivers, and Delta states.

“Later in the day, localised thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Osun, Ekiti, Ogun, Edo, Ondo, Oyo, Imo, Abia, Enugu, Anambra, Cross River, Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Lagos states,“ it said.

NiMet disclosed that a sunny and hazy atmosphere is expected over the northern region throughout the forecast period on Tuesday with chances of localized thunderstorms over parts of Taraba and Kaduna stakes during the evening hours.

It envisaged patches of clouds over the North Central region with prospects of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Kogi, Nasarawa, Benue and the Federal Capital Territory during the morning hours.

The agency envisaged localised thunderstorms over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Kwara, Nasarawa and Kogi states later in the day.

It anticipated cloudy skies over the inland areas of the South and the coastal cities with prospects of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Lagos state during the morning periods.

NiMet predicted localised thunderstorms over parts of Osun, Oyo, Ondo, Ogun, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, Anambra, Cross River, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Lagos and Delta states in the afternoon and evening hours.

NiMet revealed that a sunny and hazy atmosphere is expected over the northern region throughout the forecast period on Wednesday.

“Increased cloudy condition with chances of early morning thunderstorms is expected over parts of Plateau, Nasarawa and the Federal Capital Territory during the morning hours.

“Later in the day, localized thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Kwara, Nasarawa and Kogi states.

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“Cloudy skies are expected over the inland cities of South and Coast, with prospects of localised thunderstorms over parts of Imo, Ebonyi, Abia, Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Lagos states in the morning hours,” it said.

NiMet anticipated localized thunderstorms over parts of Abia, Ogun, Edo, Imo, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, and Lagos states in the afternoon and evening hours.

The agency urged the public to take adequate precautions as strong winds might precede rains in areas where thunderstorms are likely to occur.

“Temperature values are still high, especially in the North, please stay hydrated. Airline operators are advised to get updated weather reports and forecasts from NiMet for effective planning in their operations, “ It said.

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