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NiMet Predicts 3 Days Sunshine, Thunderstorms

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Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunshine and thunderstorms from Wednesday to Friday across the country, forecasting thunderstorms over parts of Bauchi, Kebbi, Gombe, Kano, Katsina and Taraba state later in the day.

The agency’s weather output released on Tuesday in Abuja also predicted cloudy skies on Wednesday with intervals of sunshine over the northern region in the morning hours with prospects of thunderstorms over Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano and Kaduna states.

“The North central region is expected to be cloudy with chances of rains over parts of Nasarawa, the Federal Capital Territory and Kogi during the morning hours.

“Thunderstorms are expected over parts of Niger, Nasarawa, Kwara, Kogi, Plateau and the Federal Capital Territory in the afternoon and evening hours.

Cloudy atmosphere is anticipated over the inland cities and coastal belt of the South with chances of rains over parts of Akwa Ibom and Cross River during the morning hours,” it said, expecting rains in parts of Ebonyi, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Delta, Edo and Ekiti later in the day.

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According to NiMet, cloudy skies with an interval of sunshine are anticipated over the northern region on Thursday with chances of thunderstorms over parts of Bauchi, Kebbi, Kano and Borno during the morning hours.

“The afternoon and evening hours holds prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Bauchi, Kebbi, Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna and Sokoto state.

“The North central region is expected to be cloudy in the morning hours with chances of thunderstorms over parts of Niger, Kogi, the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau and Nasarawa in the afternoon and evening hours.

“Cloudy atmosphere is anticipated over the inland and coastal cities of the South with prospects of rains over Cross River state in the morning hours,” it said.

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NiMet predicted rains over parts of Ebonyi, Abia, Imo, Rivers, Delta and Akwa Ibom state during the afternoon and evening hours.

The agency anticipated cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine over the northern region on Friday with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Taraba, Borno, Bauchi, Yobe Adamawa and Kebbi in the morning hours.

The agency said thunderstorms are expected over parts of Kano, Adamawa, Katsina, Bauchi, Kebbi, Jigawa and Yobe later in the day.

“Cloudy atmosphere is anticipated over the North-Central region with prospects of rains over Kogi, Benue, Plateau and Nasarawa during the morning hours.

“Thunderstorms are expected over parts of Niger, Kogi and Benue during the afternoon and evening hours.

“The inland and the coastal cities of the South are expected to be cloudy chances of the rain over Akwa Ibom state in the morning hours,” it said.

It envisaged rains over parts of Ebonyi, Imo, Abia, Enugu, Rivers, Delta and Cross River later in the day.

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According to NiMet, gutters and waterways should be cleared of debris and obstacles to ensure the free flow of water to reduce incidences of erosion and overflow of water beyond its normal limit.

“There are good prospects of intermittent rains over the central states within the period of validity of the forecast and as such flash floods are likely to affect some parts of the region.

“The public is advised to take adequate precautions and Airline operators are also advised to get updated weather reports from NiMet for effective planning in their operations,” it said.

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Comrade James Ezema is a veteran journalist and media consultant. He is a political strategist. He can be reached on +2348035823617 via call or WhatsApp.


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