Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Nigerians should brace for three days of thunderstorms, rains from Sunday, NiMet warns

This warning was contained in NiMet’s weather outlook released on Saturday in Abuja.

• August 15, 2021
Flood in Nasarawa
A flooded environment used to illustrate the story

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted three days of thunderstorms and rains across the country.

This prediction was contained in NiMet’s weather outlook released on Saturday in Abuja.

Thunderstorms were predicted over parts of Taraba, Kebbi, Zamfara, Bauchi, Kano, Yobe and Kaduna states in the morning hours on Sunday.

According to NiMet, thunderstorms are expected over parts of Borno, Yobe, Jigawa, Bauchi, Zamfara, Taraba, Adamawa, Sokoto, Kano, Katsina, and Kaduna states as the day progresses.

“Cloudy skies are anticipated over the North Central region, with chances of light rains over parts of Kogi, Niger, Nasarawa, Benue, and the Federal Capital Territory during the morning hours.

“Later in the day, isolated rains are envisaged over parts of the Federal

Capital Territory, Plateau, Kwara, Benue, and Niger state.

“Cloudy skies are anticipated over the inland and coastal cities of the south with prospects of rains over parts of Rivers, Cross River, and Akwa Ibom states during the morning hours,” it said.

NiMet further envisaged rains over parts of Edo, Imo, Oyo, Ondo, Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Rivers, Cross River, Bayelsa, Lagos, and Akwa Ibom states later in the day.

According to it, thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Jigawa, Bauchi, Taraba, Adamawa, Katsina, and Yobe states in the morning hours on Monday.

The agency forecast thunderstorms over parts of Bauchi, Borno, Katsina, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Kaduna, Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba states later in the day.

It further forecasts cloudy skies with rains over parts of Kwara, Plateau and the Federal Capital Territory in the morning hours.

It anticipated rains over parts of Plateau, Niger, Kogi, Benue, and the Federal Capital Territory during the afternoon and evening hours.

“Cloudy skies are expected over the Inland and the Coastal cities of the South with chances of rain over parts of Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Imo, Delta, Cross River and Lagos state during the morning hours.

“Rains are anticipated over parts of Enugu, Imo, Abia, Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Bayelsa, and Lagos States during the afternoon and evening hours,” it said.

The agency predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region in the morning hours on Tuesday, with chances of thunderstorms over parts of Borno, Zamfara, Kebbi, Jigawa, and Sokoto States.

It envisaged thunderstorms over parts of Bauchi, Zamfara, Katsina, Yobe, Jigawa, Borno, Sokoto, Kaduna, Kano, Kebbi, Adamawa, Taraba and Gombe state later in the day.

According to it, rains are anticipated over parts of Kwara, Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi, Benue, and the Federal Capital Territory in the morning hours.

“Later in the day, there are prospects of rains over parts of Plateau, Niger and the Federal Capital Territory.

“Rains are anticipated over parts of Lagos, Cross River and Delta state in the morning hours.

“There are prospects of rains over parts of Anambra, Imo, Osun, Ondo, Edo, Lagos, Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, and Delta State later in the day,” it said. 

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Politics

Adamawa residents told to vote for Tinubu, not Atiku

Ms Binani urged Adamawa electorate to consider Mr Tinubu ahead of other presidential candidates, including Atiku Abubakar.

Nigeria Farmers

Agriculture

Early Rainfall: Kaduna, Kano, Katsina farmers weigh options

Some farmers observed that when the rainy season commenced early, it also usually ended early.

Education

TETFund, IFC begin employability programme for higher institutions

TETFund said the move was part of efforts to improve employability in the country.

World

Thousands protest over Denmark’s move to abolish Christian holiday

The Christian holiday that falls on the fourth Friday after Easter dates to 1686.

Lagos

UK ambassador lauds NRC legacy documentation

NRC is partnering Oxford University to document the corporation’s legacy.

World

Google launches Bard AI to rival ChatGPT

Google is coming out soon with its version of ChatGPT called Bard.