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3-Day Thunderstorms, Sunshine- NiMet

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has envisaged a 3-day thunderstorms and sunshine across the country from Friday 5th April, 2024.

 

In it weather outlook released on Thursday, NiMet predicted a sunny atmosphere over the Northern region during the forecast period on Friday. 

The agency predicted isolated thunderstorms over parts of Kebbi, Zamfara, and Kaduna States during the afternoon and evening periods. 

The North Central region would experience sunny skies with few cloud patches during the morning hours and isolated thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Niger, the Federal Capital Territory, Kogi, and Kwara States later in the day. 

The southern region should be cloudy with spells of sunshine; more cloud buildup is expected over the coastal parts, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Lagos, Cross River, and Akwa Ibom States during the morning hours. 

Isolated thunderstorms are also likely over the South West Inland, including the coastal parts of Lagos, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Rivers, and Bayelsa States later in the day. 

NiMet further noted sunny skies on Saturday with few cloud patches over parts of the North West and parts of the North East to be sunny and dry during the morning hours. 

The agency anticipated isolated thunderstorms over parts of Kebbi, Zamfara, Taraba, and Kaduna States later in the day. 

Accordingly, the North Central should be sunny with a few cloud patches during the morning hours and isolated thunderstorms are expected over parts of Niger, the Federal Capital Territory, Kogi, and Kwara States in the day. 

The Southern region should be cloudy with spells of sunshine; more cloud buildup is expected over the coastal parts. There are prospects of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Ogun State during the morning hours. 

In the afternoon and evening periods, isolated thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Imo, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Delta, Rivers, and Bayelsa States. 

NiMet forecast sunny skies on Sunday, with few cloud patches over the northern region throughout the forecast period. 

It envisaged sunny skies with few cloud patches over the North Central region, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Niger, the Federal Capital Territory, Kwara, and Kogi States during the morning hours. 

The agency anticipated isolated thunderstorms over parts of Nasarawa, Niger, the Federal Capital Territory, and Plateau States later in the day. 

The southern region should be cloudy with spells of sunshine; more cloud buildup is anticipated over the coastal parts during the morning hours. 

Later in the day, isolated thunderstorms are envisaged over parts of Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Rivers, Delta, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, and Bayelsa States. 

Strong winds may precede the rains in areas where thunderstorms are likely to occur. Public should take adequate precaution. 

The agency urged airline operators to get updated weather reports and forecasts from its office for effective planning in their operations.

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