The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted three days of cloudiness, rainfall and thunderstorms across the country from Saturday to Monday. This was disclosed in the agency’s weather outlook released on Friday in Abuja. According to the outlook, there would be cloudy skies on Saturday with intervals of sunshine over the northern region with chances 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 on Saturday.

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NiMet has 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. Later in the day, intermittent rains and thunderstorms are 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. Thunderstorms are anticipated in parts of Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Borno, Taraba, and Adamawa.

Therefore, 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. The public is advised to take necessary caution, and avoid driving and walking through flood waters.

Furthermore, the agency has 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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