NiMet predicts three days thundery, rainy weather


By: Bamidele Fashube

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted three days of thunder-storm and rainfall beginning from Tuesday to Thursday across the country.

It said this may affect parts of Kano, Yobe, southern Borno, Bauchi, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina, Adamawa and Taraba on Tuesday.

This was contained in the agency’s weather outlook released on Monday in Abuja.

It also said Nasarawa, Abuja, Plateau and Kogi may likely witness early morning showers, leaving other places in the central region with cloudy skies.

“Thunderstorms are still expected over parts Borno, Katsina, Yobe, Jigawa, Adamawa, Taraba, Kano, Gombe, Zamfara and Bauchi during the afternoon and evening hours.

“Thunderstorms are anticipated over the entire region in the afternoon and evening periods,’’ it stated.

The agency further predicted cloudy skies across the inland cities of the south with chances of light to moderate rains over the southeast inland to affect parts of Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo and Cross River in the morning hours.

According to a report by Vanguard, NiMet, cloudy skies are expected over the Northern region in the morning of Wednesday with chances of thunderstorms over Kano, Katsina, Kebbi and Taraba.

“In the afternoon and evening period, few thunderstorms are expected over Borno, Bauchi, Yobe, Jigawa and Adamawa while morning rains are likely over Niger, Abuja, Benue and Nasarawa as other places remain cloudy.

“During the afternoon and evening hours, thunderstorms are expected over parts of Benue, Plateau, Nassarawa and Kogi axis.

“The inland cities of the south should be predominantly cloudy in the morning while the entire region should watch out for rain showers in the afternoon and evening hours,’’ it said.

It forecast, predominantly cloudy in the morning over the coastal cities with possibilities of morning rains over Bayelsa, Rivers, Cross River and Akwa Ibom.

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