NiMet issues a three-day dust haze warning, along with thunderstorms beginning on Saturday
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NiMet issues a three-day dust haze warning, along with thunderstorms beginning on Saturday

Dust haze and thunderstorms are expected across the country from Saturday to Monday, according to the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet.

Parts of Borno, Yobe, Jigawa, and northern Adamawa could be covered by dust haze on Saturday, according to NiMet’s weather outlook that was announced in Abuja on Friday.

It predicted that Bauchi, Kaduna, and Taraba could see scattered thunderstorms in the morning.

It said that portions of Kaduna and Taraba could see localized thunderstorms later in the day, while the rest of the North could enjoy clear skies.

According to NiMet, the North Central region can expect partly overcast sky with occasional sunny patches in the morning. In the afternoon and evening, parts of Niger, Nasarawa, Plateau, the Federal Capital Territory, and Kwara States may experience isolated thunderstorms.

Cloudy skies with spells of sunshine are expected throughout the southern states, with thunderstorms possible in certain areas during the morning hours in Imo, Enugu, Ebonyi, Abia, Anambra, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, and Rivers, according to the weather agency.

Later in the day, thunderstorms were expected over portions of the following states: Enugu, Edo, Ebonyi, Imo, Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Anambra, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Lagos, and Bayelsa.

On Sunday, the northern region should expect partly cloudy sky with sunny patches, while sections of Taraba State may see isolated thunderstorms in the morning, according to the weather agency.

Parts of the states of Bauchi, Gombe, Zamfara, Kaduna, Adamawa, and Taraba may experience isolated thunderstorms later in the day.

Parts of the states of Niger, Kogi, and the Federal Capital Territory may experience isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening hours as clouds roll across the North Central region.

Predictions for the southern area indicate a generally cloudy sky with the possibility of scattered thunderstorms in the morning hours across portions of the states of Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Akwa Ibom, and Cross River.

Later in the day, NiMet forecasted that certain areas in the states of Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, and Lagos will experience isolated thunderstorms.

During Monday morning, the weather bureau predicted partly cloudy skies across the northern area and bright skies elsewhere, with the possibility of isolated thunderstorms in the states of Gombe, Bauchi, and Jigawa.

Parts of the states of Kaduna, Adamawa Borno, Zamfara, and Taraba are expected to experience scattered thunderstorms as the day advances.

Over portions of the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau, Kwara, Kogi, and Benue in the afternoon and evening, there is a chance of isolated thunderstorms in the gloomy North Central area.

Parts of the states of Imo, Abia, Enugu, Edo, Ekiti, Delta, Lagos, Bayelsa, Rivers, Cross River, and Akwa Ibom are expected to have overcast skies and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, according to MiMet.

The public was warned to take necessary safety measures since in thunderstorm-prone locations, high winds could arrive before the rain.

In order to effectively plan their operations, airline operators are advised by the agency to acquire current weather reports and forecasts from NiMet.

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