Posted by News Express | 4 April 2020 | 691 times
By GABRIEL AGBEJA
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy, thundery, and sunny weather conditions across the country from Saturday to Monday.
NiMet’s Weather Outlook released on Friday in Abuja predicted influx of moisture-laden winds from the southern parts of the country up to the northern parts, causing an increase in moisture accumulation.
According to the forecast, there will be a few cases of thunderstorms over the central cities, inland areas of the south, and the coastal states.
“For Saturday, the northern region is expected to be in cloudy conditions with interval of
sunny weather during morning and evening periods with exception of Mambilla Plateau, Gusau, Yelwa, Bauchi, Jalingo, and Yola where thunderstorms are to prevail.
“Due to the influx of moisture extending to the central cities, cloudy conditions are expected over the region in the morning, with possibilities of thunderstorms over the Abuja, Jos, Kaduna, Zaria, Lafia, Makurdi, Bida, and Lokoja axis in the afternoon/evening hours.
“Cloudy conditions are anticipated over the inland areas of the south and southwest coast with exception of Eket, Calabar, Rivers (Bonny), and Yenagoa axis where thunderstorm is expected in the morning hours.
“Later in the day, thunderstorm is anticipated over the southern region of the country in places like Lagos, Abeokuta, Akure, Ado-Ekiti, Ibadan, Oshogo, Enugu, Owerri, Akwa, and Ogoja,” the agency said.
It further forecast sunny conditions for Sunday over the northern region in the morning
with exception of Yola, Jigawa, Yobe, Bauchi, Yelwa, and Niger with thunderstorm activities
over, Bauchi and Jalingo in the afternoon/evening period.
It said the central cities would be in cloudy conditions with interval of sunny weather in the morning.
According to it, there are chances of thunderstorms over parts of Abuja, Jos, and Kaduna.
It also envisaged a cloudy morning over the southern region with prospects of thunderstorms over Ibadan, Ogbomosho, Ado-Ekiti, Oshogbo, Ondo, Enugu, Obudu, Ogoja, Ikom, Owerri, Yenagoa, Port Harcourt, Eket, and Calabar during the afternoon/evening hours.
“For Monday, the northern region is expected to be in cloudy conditions with interval of sunny weather during the morning and evening periods with the exception of Mambilla Plateau, Taraba (Jalingo), and Adamawa where thunderstorms are to prevail.
“While cloudy conditions with interval of sunny weather are expected over the central cities with chances of thunderstorms over Jos, Kaduna, Makurdi, Kogi, and Kwara in the afternoon/evening period, cloudy conditions should prevail over the inland and coastal cities, while thunderstorms are anticipated over Akure, Abeokuta, Ogoja, Obudu, Benin, Asaba, Owerri, Beyelsa, Calabar, Eket, and Port Harcourt during the afternoon/evening periods,” it said. (NAN)
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