Thunderstorms and Rains Expected in Nigeria from Monday to Wednesday

Thunderstorms and Rains Expected in Nigeria from Monday to Wednesday

Habeeb Ibrahim 

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms and rains across the country from Monday to Wednesday.

According to Punch, NiMet’s weather outlook, morning thunderstorms are expected on Monday over parts of Kebbi, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Taraba, and Kaduna states.

“Prospects of morning thunderstorms are expected over parts of Kebbi, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Taraba, and Kaduna states,” NiMet said.

In the North Central region, rains are expected over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Kwara, and Niger states during the morning hours. Later in the day, thunderstorms and rains are anticipated over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau, Nasarawa, Niger, Kogi, and Benue states.

“Cloudy conditions are anticipated over the North Central region during the morning hours, with prospects of afternoon/evening thunderstorms over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasarawa, Kogi, Plateau, Niger, and Benue states,” NiMet said.

Morning rains are also anticipated over parts of Lagos, Ondo, Ebonyi, Edo, Imo, Abia, Delta, Rivers, Bayelsa, Edo, Akwa Ibom, and Cross River states. Thunderstorms and intermittent rains are expected over the entire southern region later in the day.

“Morning rains are anticipated over parts of Enugu, Abia, Imo, Edo, Ondo, Ogun, Lagos, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, and Cross River states,” NiMet said.

On Tuesday, partly cloudy conditions are expected over the northern region during the morning hours, with prospects of afternoon/evening thunderstorms over parts of Gombe, Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Yobe, Taraba, Adamawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Kano, and Kaduna states.

On Wednesday, morning thunderstorms are expected over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Kano, and Zamfara states. Thunderstorms are predicted over parts of Jigawa, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba, and Borno states later in the day. Partly cloudy atmosphere is expected over the North Central region in the morning hours, with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau, and Nasarawa states later in the day.

NiMet urged the public to take adequate precautions as strong winds may precede the rains in areas where thunderstorms are likely to occur. “The public is advised to take necessary precautions as strong winds may precede the rains in areas where thunderstorms are likely to occur,” NiMet said.

The agency advised airline operators to get updated weather reports and forecasts from NiMet for effective planning in their operations. “Airline operators are advised to get updated weather reports and forecasts from NiMet for effective planning in their operations,” NiMet said.

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