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Agency forecasts cloudy, dusty atmosphere from today to Sunday


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, cloudy and dusty atmosphere from Friday to Sunday.

Released on Thursday, the agency’s weather outlook predicted dusty and hazy conditions in the northern region on Friday.


It also forecasts that horizontal visibility of 1km to 3km and visibility range of less than or equal to 1000m over Katsina, Kano, Sokoto and Gusau during the period

The North Central cities, including Minna in Niger State; Lokoja in Kogi State; Ilorin in Kwara State and Jos, Plateau State, should be in dust haze with visibility range of 2km to 5km within the forecast period.

Again, it predicted that there would be chances of few thunderstorms over parts of Ondo, Ogun, Edo, Lagos, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa-Ibom and Cross-river states during the afternoon and evening periods.


“On Sunday, sunny and hazy condition is expected over the northern and north-central cities within the forecast period.

“Cloudy skies wit intervals of sunshine are expected over the inland cities of the South throughout the forecast period.

The implications for motorists and other road users are the likely impaired visibility, and hence the need to drive with caution.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) operations in the north and north-central zones would have to be proactive to create awareness to reduces cases of road crashes.


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