The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has released its latest weather outlook, predicting dust haze and cloudiness from Wednesday to Friday across the nation.
On Wednesday, NiMet anticipates dust haze in the northern regions with a visibility range of 2km to 5km. States such as Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, and Jigawa may experience reduced visibility. Meanwhile, the North Central region is expected to have sunny spells with a few patches of clouds in the morning.
As the day progresses, a hazy atmosphere with intermittent cloud cover is foreseen in parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasarawa, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, and Benue states. In contrast, the southern regions should experience cloudy weather with occasional periods of sunshine.
Morning thunderstorms are predicted for Lagos, Delta, Rivers, Cross River, and Akwa Ibom states, with isolated thunderstorms expected later in the day in Ondo, Edo, Abia, Enugu, Anambra, Lagos, Bayelsa, Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, and Cross River states.
Thursday’s weather forecast suggests dust haze in the northern region and sunny skies with patches of clouds in the North Central during the morning. A hazy atmosphere with limited cloud cover is expected in parts of Kwara, Plateau, and Kogi states.
In the afternoon and evening, there is a possibility of thunderstorms over the Federal Capital Territory, Nasarawa, and Benue states. The southern regions should experience a mixture of cloudy and sunny weather. Morning thunderstorms are likely in parts of Rivers, Cross River, and Akwa Ibom states, with isolated thunderstorms anticipated later in the day in Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Anambra, Imo, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Lagos, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, and Rivers states.
Friday’s outlook repeats dust haze in the northern region, while the North Central is predicted to have sunny skies with intermittent clouds during the morning. In the afternoon, isolated thunderstorms are expected over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, with cloudy conditions and isolated thunderstorms forecasted in parts of Akwa Ibom and Cross River states in the morning.
Later in the day, thunderstorms are anticipated in Oyo, Ondo, Enugu, Anambra, Imo, Abia, Lagos, Cross River, Bayelsa, Delta, and Rivers states.
NiMet advises the public, especially individuals with respiratory ailments, to take necessary precautions as the current dusty weather conditions may adversely affect health. Strong winds are likely to precede and accompany the thunderstorms, so citizens are urged to take appropriate safety measures.
Additionally, all airline operators are advised to regularly check NiMet’s weather reports and alerts to ensure effective planning for their operations.
This comprehensive weather forecast aims to keep Nigerians well-informed about the atmospheric conditions in their region and enable them to prepare adequately for the coming days. Stay safe and stay informed.