The Nigerian Meteorology Agency, NiMet, has predicted cloudiness and sunshine from Monday to Wednesday across the country
NiMet’s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja forecast cloudy atmosphere over northern region.
It anticipated intervals of sunshine over the northern region with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Kano, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba, Jigawa, Katsina and Kaduna States in the morning hours.
“Later in the day, thunderstorms are envisaged over parts of Kebbi, Gombe, Zamfara, Bauchi, Kaduna, Yobe, Jigawa, Borno, Taraba, Adamawa and Kano states.
”Cloudy atmosphere is anticipated over the North Central region with chances of thunderstorms over parts of Niger, Benue, Kogi, Plateau, the Federal Capital Territory and Nasarawa states in the morning hours.
“Further into the day, thunderstorms are expected over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau, Kogi, Niger and Kwara States,” it said.
NiMet envisaged Cloudy atmosphere over the inland States of the South and the Coastal belt with chances of moderate rains over parts of Osun, Ondo, Edo, Ekiti, Cross River and Akwa Ibom states.
According to NiMet, thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Abia, Anambra, Edo, Cross River, Bayelsa and Delta States later in the day.
The agency forecast cloudy skies on Tuesday with spells of sunshine over the northern region with prospects of morning thunderstorms over parts of Kebbi, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Jigawa, Bauchi and Gombe States.
It anticipated thunderstorms over parts of Taraba, Adamawa, Kebbi, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Bauchi, Gombe and Jigawa States.
NiMet envisaged cloudy skies over the central region with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Benue, Kogi,Kwara, Nasarawa and Niger states.
”Later in the day, thunderstorms are expected over the entire region.
“Cloudy atmosphere is expected over the Inland states of the South and its coastal cities with chances of rains over parts of Ebonyi, Edo, Abia, Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Delta states in the morning hours.
” In the afternoon and evening hours, rains are envisaged over parts of Imo, Abia, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Edo, Ekiti, Bayelsa, Delta, Rivers, Lagos and Akwa Ibom states,” it said.
According to the agency, cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine are anticipated over the northern region on Wednesday.
It predicted chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Kano, Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi, Taraba and Kaduna States.
“Later in the day, there are prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Kebbi, Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Jigawa States.
“Morning thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Kwara, and Niger States.
”Later in the day, localized thunderstorms are expected over parts of Niger, Nasarawa, the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau and Kwara States, ” it said.
The agency anticipated cloudy skies over the southern region with chances of morning rains to parts of Imo, Abia, Oyo, Cross River, Rivers, Delta and Akwa Ibom States.
It forecast rains over parts of Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti, Enugu, Delta, Bayelsa, Lagos and Cross River states later in the day.
According to NiMet, moderate to heavy rainfall could lead to flash floods. The public is advised to take necessary caution, avoid driving and walking through flood waters.
”Strong winds are likely to precede and accompany the thunderstorms, citizens are advised to take necessary safety precautions.
“Disaster Risk Managers, Agencies and individuals should be proactive, to avert loss of lives and property during the rainy season.
“All Airline operators are advised to avail themselves of weather reports and alerts periodically from NiMet for effective planning for their operation,” it said.