The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has issued a comprehensive weather forecast, predicting sunlight and dust haze conditions across the country from Saturday to Monday.
This detailed report provides valuable insights into the expected weather patterns for the weekend and early next week.
Friday’s Weather Outlook (November 24, 2023):
On Friday, NiMet anticipates moderate dust haze with horizontal visibility ranging from 2 kilometers to 5 kilometers over the North and North Central States. However, specific areas, including Yobe, Borno, Jigawa, and Kano States, are expected to experience even lower localized horizontal visibility, with levels at or below 1,000 meters during the forecast period.
Over the southern inland states, the forecast indicates the presence of patches of clouds with sunny skies. Conversely, the coastal regions are likely to experience a cloudy atmosphere during the morning hours.
Later in the day on Friday, NiMet predicts a transition to sunny skies with patches of clouds over the inland states. Furthermore, there is a possibility of localized thunderstorms occurring over parts of Edo, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Cross River, and Rivers States.
Saturday’s Weather Outlook (November 25, 2023):
Throughout Saturday, significant dust haze conditions are projected to persist across the northern states of Nigeria. The agency expects moderate dust haze with horizontal visibility in the range of 2 kilometers to 5 kilometers to prevail over the north-central region.
For the southern inland states, NiMet forecasts clear skies with intermittent patches of clouds. Meanwhile, the coastal regions are expected to maintain a cloudy atmosphere during the early hours of the day.
As Saturday progresses, bright and hazy conditions are anticipated across the interior states. Additionally, there is a possibility of localized thunderstorms occurring later in the day, specifically over parts of Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, and Bayelsa states.
Sunday and Monday (November 26-27, 2023):
While NiMet’s report provides detailed insights up to Saturday, it is essential to stay tuned for updated forecasts regarding Sunday and Monday to ensure accurate planning and preparedness for the entire weekend.
NiMet’s weather forecasts are instrumental in assisting individuals, businesses, and government agencies in making informed decisions related to various activities, including travel, agriculture, and outdoor events. It is advisable for Nigerians to monitor the latest updates from NiMet to stay well-informed about the evolving weather conditions throughout the weekend and beyond.
For the most up-to-date weather information and alerts, citizens are encouraged to visit NiMet’s official website or contact their local meteorological offices.
As always, safety precautions are paramount, and citizens are advised to take appropriate measures in response to the forecasted weather conditions to ensure their well-being and the safety of their communities.