Nigeria to witness 3 days of thunderstorms, cloudiness from Saturday, says NiMet


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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted that there will be thunderstorms and cloudy weather conditions across the country from Saturday to Monday.

According to the agency’s weather outlook released on Friday in Abuja, there will be thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Adamawa, Katsina, Borno, Bauchi, Kaduna, Yobe and Taraba states in the morning hours of Saturday.

Bauchi, Taraba, Adamawa, Gombe, Yobe; Katsina, Kano, Borno and Kaduna states are also predicted to experience thunderstorms later in the day.

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The weather forecast reads in part:

“Cloudy skies are envisaged over the North-Central region with prospects of rains over the Federal Capital Territory, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Kwara, Benue and Kogi during the morning hours.

“Later in the day, isolated rains are expected over parts of Niger, Kwara, Nasarawa, Federal Capital Territory and Plateau in the afternoon and evening periods.

“The Inland and Coastal cities of the South are expected to remain cloudy with chances of morning rains over parts of Ebonyi, Oyo, Ondo, Delta, Edo, Osun, Cross River and Lagos state.”

Rains are expected over Oyo, Ekiti, Osun, Ondo, Cross River, Lagos and Rivers later in the day, while partly cloudy to cloudy skies will prevail over the northern region during the morning hours with chances of thunderstorms over parts of Katsina, Kano, Zamfara, Yobe and Bauchi states on Sunday, it said.

Furthermore, the agency predicts thunderstorms over parts of Kano, Katsina, Bauchi, Gombe, Borno, Yobe and Taraba states during the afternoon/evening hours, with cloudy skies over the North Central zone with chances of rains over parts of Kwara and the Federal Capital Territory during the morning hours.

“In the afternoon and evening hours, isolated rains are anticipated over parts of Plateau, Kwara, Federal Capital Territory and Benue states.

“Cloudy skies should prevail over the Southern region with prospects of early morning rains over parts of Bayelsa, Osun, Oyo, Edo, Ondo and Cross River state.

“Later in the day, rains are expected over parts of Anambra, Ondo, Ado, Umuahia, Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Enugu,” it said.

Cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine over the northern cities are anticipated during the morning hours on Monday, while localized thunderstorms over parts of Katsina, Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto and Zamfara state during the afternoon and evening hours are expected.

The meteorological agency further forecasts that cloudy skies are expected to prevail over the North central part of the country during the morning hours, with rains expected over parts of Niger and the Federal Capital Territory.

Cloudy skies over the South during are anticipated in the morning hours and later in the day, with rains over parts of the southern region such as; Osun, Delta, Abakaliki, Lagos and Rivers, NiMet added.

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