NiMet Predicts 3-day sunshine, thunderstorms

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The outlook predicted isolated thunderstorms over parts of Katsina, Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Kaduna, Kebbi, Jigawa and Taraba states during the morning periods.

It predicted isolated thunderstorms in parts of Adamawa, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna and Taraba states later in the day.

“Cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine are expected over the North Central region with prospects of thunderstorms over Kwara, Niger, Benue and Kogi states during the morning hours.

“Widespread thunderstorms are expected over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Benue, Niger, Nasarawa, Plateau and Kogi states later in the day.

“Cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine are anticipated over the southern states with chances of thunderstorms over parts of Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Delta states during the morning periods,” it said.

Also, thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, Abia, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Delta states later in the day.

For Monday, NiMet predicted sunny skies with patches of cloud over the northern region during the morning periods.

“Later in the day, isolated thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Kaduna, Adamawa and Taraba States.

“The North Central region should be cloudy with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Kogi, Benue, Niger and Kwara states and the Federal Capital Territory during the morning hours.

“In the afternoon/evening hours, isolated thunderstorms are expected over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Niger, Plateau, Benue and Nasarawa states,” it said.

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For the southern region, the outlook predicted cloudy weather with thunderstorms over parts of Edo, Ondo, Enugu, Imo, Anambra, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, and Delta states during the morning hours.

The same scenario is expected over parts of Oyo, Ebonyi, Imo, Abia, Ekiti, Edo, Ogun, Ondo, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, and Delta states later in the day.

For Tuesday, It predicted sunny atmosphere with patches of cloud over the northern region with prospect of thunderstorms over parts of Taraba during the morning hours while isolated thunderstorms are predicted over parts of Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Adamawa and Taraba states as the day progresses.

“The North Central region should be cloudy with sunshine intervals with prospects of isolated thunderstorm over parts of Niger State during the morning hours.

“Later in the day, isolated thunderstorms are expected over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Kogi, Kwara and Benue states.

“Cloudy atmosphere with intervals of sunshine is expected over the southern region during the morning hours,” it stated.

NiMet equally predicted thunderstorms over parts of Lagos, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa states later in the day.

NiMet therefore called on the public to take adequate precaution as strong winds might precede the rains in areas where thunderstorms are likely to take place.

It also urged Airline operators to get updated weather reports and forecasts from NiMet to guide their operations.

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