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NiMet warns of dust haze, low visibility across Nigeria

It further forecasted moderate dust haze with visibility values ranging from 2,000m to 5,000m over the North-Central and inland cities of the South.

• January 4, 2022
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Dust haze used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: Premium Times]

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy weather conditions from Tuesday to Thursday.

NiMet’s weather outlook released on Monday in Abuja predicted thick dust haze over the North throughout the forecast period on Tuesday.

According to the agency, moderate dust haze should prevail over North-Central and inland cities of the South with horizontal visibility values ranging from 2,000m to 5,000m and localised horizontal visibility of less than or equal to 1,000m throughout the forecast period.

“Morning fog or misty atmosphere with few patches of clouds are anticipated over the coastal cities of the South within the forecast period,” stated NiMet. “However, slim chances of isolated rains are anticipated over Bayelsa, Rivers, Lagos, Ogun and Delta in the afternoon or evening period.”

The agency forecasted thick dust haze over northern cities throughout the period on Wednesday.

It further forecasted moderate dust haze with visibility values ranging from 2,000m to 5,000m over the North-Central and inland cities of the South.

“Fog or mist is anticipated in the morning hours over coastal cities of the South. Afterwards, the coastal cities should be under hazy atmosphere with few patches of cloud within the forecast period,” NiMet added.

Also, slim chances of isolated rains are anticipated in Rivers, Bayelsa and Eket in the afternoon and evening period, according to the forecast.

NiMet further stated that it expected moderate dust haze with visibility values from 2,000m to 5,000m is expected over the North within the forecast period on Thursday.

It anticipated moderate dust haze with horizontal visibility values ranging from 2,000m to 5,000m and localised horizontal visibility values of less than 1,000m over the North-Central and inland cities of the South.

NiMet envisaged the coastal cities of the South to be hazy with few patches of cloud.

(NAN)

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