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NiMet predicts Monday to Wednesday weather, alerts airlines

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted cloudy and thundery weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.

NiMet’s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja predicted cloudy atmosphere on Monday over the northern region with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Adamawa, Taraba, Bauchi, Gombe and Kaduna states during the morning hours.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that, according to NiMet, thunderstorms are anticipated over the north-western parts later in the day while isolated thunderstorms are anticipated over the north-eastern part of the country.

“Cloudy morning is expected over the North-Central region with chances of thunderstorms over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue and Niger State.

“Thunderstorms are expected over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Kwara, Niger, Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue, Kwara and Kogi during the afternoon to evening hours.

“Cloudy atmosphere is anticipated over the inland and coastal cities of the South with prospects of morning rains over Cross River State, “it said.

The agency forecast moderate rains over the entire region later in the day leaving out Bayelsa and Delta where cloudiness is expected.

NiMet anticipated cloudy atmosphere over the northern region on Tuesday with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kaduna and Kebbi states during the morning hours.

It envisaged isolated thunderstorms over the North-eastern region later in the day.

“The North-Central region is expected to be cloudy with chances of isolated thunderstorm over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Kwara, Kogi, Nasarawa, Benue and Niger states in the morning hours.

“Later during the afternoon and evening hours, isolated thunderstorms are expected over the Federal Capital Territory, Nasarawa and Niger states.

“Cloudy atmosphere is anticipated over the inland and coastal cities of the South in the morning hours with prospects of morning rains over Ondo, Oyo, Ebonyi, Enugu, Ogun and Lagos state, “ it said.

The agency predicted rains over the entire region later in the day.

According to NiMet, thunderstorms are expected over the entire region during the afternoon and evening hours.

It anticipated the North-Central region to be cloudy with chances of rains over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Benue and Nasarawa in the morning hours.

The agency further anticipated rains over parts of the FCT, Plateau, and Nasarawa and Kogi states later in the afternoon and evening hours.

The agency envisaged the inland and the coastal cities of the South to be cloudy with prospects of morning rains over Imo, Abia and Cross River State.

NiMet predicted moderate rains over parts of Imo, Edo, Enugu and Abia later in the day.

“There are prospects of intermittent rains over the northern parts of the country which may give rise to floods, citizens living in the region are advised to take necessary precautions.

We reports that flooding has been a major challenge in Nigeria and across the globe, which is one of the devastating effects of climate change as experts put it.

It is common to hear of flooding ravaging the southern parts of the country, especially the coastal regions, such as Lagos. This is due to the region being surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, and any slight increase in the sea level continues to pose danger to lives and property in Lagos.

Agencies have also complained of dumping of refuse in drainages, as parts of the factors worsening flooding in Lagos.

However, the prediction of flooding in the northern part of the country is also another point of concern that experts reports may consider in order to lead us to the possible cause and control.

NAN also reported that according to NiMet, “Airline operators are advised to get updated weather reports from NiMet for effective planning in their operations.”

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