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NIMET alerts to possible rise in temperature

By Joke Falaju, Abuja
07 January 2022   |   2:52 am
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has warned of a possible rise in temperature in some parts of the country in the next couple of days despite the harmattan season being witnessed in the country.

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has warned of a possible rise in temperature in some parts of the country in the next couple of days despite the harmattan season being witnessed in the country.

In a weather advisory released by the Central Forecast Office, titled “High-Temperature Outlook,” the agency revealed that parts of Niger and Kwara states in the North Central geopolitical zone are to experience temperature greater than 40°C today, just as sections of

and Adamawa in North West and East zones would witness temperatures higher than 35°C and less than 40°.

The alert also showed that parts of Niger, Kwara, Kogi, FCT, Nasarawa and Benue were also to experience temperatures greater than 35°C and less than 40°C.

Similarly, the entire South (except Lagos) is to be in the same temperature range.

The advisory noted also that parts of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Borno, Adamawa and Taraba are to record temperature between 35°C and 40°C.

NiMet, therefore, advised that to cope and stay safe in the extreme heat, Nigerians should drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration, avoid leaving humans or animals in the car, especially young children.

“It is best to stay in the shade such as trees if you have to wait outside and to wear light and bright clothing, as well as avoid wearing dark colours,” it warned.

The information said NIMet would continue to monitor the trend for any change, and update accordingly.