In its recent weather outlook released on Friday in Abuja, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has provided valuable insights into the upcoming weather conditions across the nation from Saturday to Monday.
On Saturday, the northern region is projected to experience cloudy skies, with intermittent bursts of sunshine. In some states like Kebbi, Adamawa, and Taraba, there is a possibility of early morning thunderstorms. Additionally, NiMet forecasts isolated thunderstorms later in the day, specifically in parts of Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Bauchi, and Gombe.
Moving towards the north-central region, a cloudy atmosphere is anticipated, accompanied by the likelihood of rain and thunderstorms during the morning hours over areas including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasarawa, Niger, and Kwara. Subsequently, the day is expected to bring intermittent spells of rain and thunderstorms across Plateau, the FCT, Niger, Kwara, Benue, and Kogi.
In the southern inland states, the morning forecast suggests cloudy conditions with intermittent rain over sections of Ogun, Oyo, Lagos, Enugu, Imo, Anambra, Abia, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Rivers, and Ebonyi. As the day progresses, NiMet predicts intermittent rainfall in Lagos, Ekiti, Edo, Ondo, Ogun, and Delta. Meanwhile, the northern region is anticipated to experience sunshine, albeit with the likelihood of morning thunderstorms in parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara. Thunderstorms are also expected in segments of Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Adamawa.
NiMet strongly advises airline operators to stay informed about weather reports and periodic alerts issued by the agency. This proactive approach will enable effective planning of flight operations. It is important to note that moderate to heavy rainfall could potentially result in flash floods. Hence, the public is urged to exercise necessary caution, refraining from driving or walking through floodwaters.
Moreover, NiMet underscores the significance of preparedness in mitigating potential risks and losses during the rainy season. The agency urges risk and disaster management entities, as well as individuals, to take proactive measures in safeguarding lives and properties.
In summary, NiMet’s insightful weather forecast emphasizes the need for vigilance and preparedness, providing invaluable guidance to various sectors and individuals in navigating the upcoming weather patterns.