NiMet Predict ‘Destructive winds’, Flash floods
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) forecast sunlight and haze from Monday to Wednesday, but also flash floods and “damaging winds.”
According to the organization, there is still a potential of flash floods in the country’s coastal regions, and emergency agencies should be on high alert.
Since severe and damaging gusts are likely to accompany the thunderstorms, the agency encouraged the general public and emergency agencies to be on high alert and take the appropriate precautions.
People with respiratory conditions should use the appropriate caution. It urged airline operators to obtain up-to-date weather reports from NiMet for efficient planning of their operations.
According to NiMet’s weather forecast, which was announced on Sunday, Monday will be bright and hazy across the North and the North-Central.
Over the inland cities of the South, it called for gloomy skies with brief periods of sunshine in the morning.
It continued by saying that there is a chance for isolated thunderstorms in the evening in the states of Edo, Abia, Ondo, Ekiti, Imo, and Enugu.
The morning hours are predicted to be cloudy over the coastal cities, with a small probability of isolated thunderstorms across sections of Cross River, Akwa Ibom, and Bayelsa. During the afternoon and evening, isolated thunderstorms are predicted in some areas of the states of Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, and Delta.
On Tuesday, the agency called for bright and muggy conditions over the North and the North-Central.
Additionally, it foresaw a partly cloudy sky in southern coastal and inland towns, with morning thunderstorms possible across some of Lagos and Delta.
Later in the day, thunderstorms were predicted for Ondo, Abia, Edo, Enugu, Lagos, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Akwa Ibom, and Rivers.
Dust haze is anticipated throughout the northern region on Wednesday. All day long, sunny and muggy conditions are anticipated across the North Central region. In the morning, partly overcast skies are expected over interior and coastal towns, with a probability of thunderstorms over some of Lagos, Akwa Ibom, and Cross River states, according to NiMet.
It also mentioned the possibility of isolated thunderstorms over several coastal and inland cities.
Later in the day, according to NiMet, “this is particularly across regions of Edo, Ondo, Enugu, Abia, Delta, Lagos, Bayelsa, Cross River and Akwa Ibom.”