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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has attributed the hash weather conditions currently being witnessed in the country to changes in climatic weather patterns of the world. Director-General, NIMET, who stated this at a news conference yesterday in Abuja ahead of the 2020 seasonal rainfall prediction, said Nigerian climate was simply responding to the changes of weather pattern of the world.

“This year, we have witnessed a lot of weather changes that had never been witnessed before as a result of changes in weather patterns over the source region and this accounts for situation whereby temperature as low as 6°Celcius was recorded in some parts of the country,” he stated.

He explained that Nigerian weather is being controlled by three different air masses, including the northeasterly wind from the Sahara and the south westerly wind from the Atlantic ocean, adding that the two winds moving at opposite direction are largely responsible for the rains being witnessed recently in the country.

“The other one is responsible for bringing the dryness, dusty and windy nature weather and that depending on the time of the year and the location, the air masses tend to be very active.

“Over the last two years, there has been increased intensity of north easterly wind and the implication of this is that we should expect increased intensity of particularly the condition the wind is creating in Nigeria.” “But however, because the source region is Sahara and it is coming from the northeastern direction, then it means the intensity of the wind will be greater. This explains the reasons the harmattan, including the dust haze, seem to be greater towards the North,” he said.He said that if there is increase in the intensity of the rain as a result of changes in the pattern of the climate, the intensity would be higher towards the southern part and lower towards the North.

The DG, however, said that the agency had improved condition of service for its members of staff, which is an uplift of the obsolete condition of service the agency had been operating before.THE Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has attributed the hash weather conditions currently being witnessed in the country to changes in climatic weather patterns of the world.

Director-General, NIMET, who stated this at a news conference yesterday in Abuja ahead of the 2020 seasonal rainfall prediction, said Nigerian climate was simply responding to the changes of weather pattern of the world.

“This year, we have witnessed a lot of weather changes that had never been witnessed before as a result of changes in weather patterns over the source region and this accounts for situation whereby temperature as low as 6°Celcius was recorded in some parts of the country,” he stated.

He explained that Nigerian weather is being controlled by three different air masses, including the northeasterly wind from the Sahara and the south westerly wind from the Atlantic ocean, adding that the two winds moving at opposite direction are largely responsible for the rains being witnessed recently in the country.

“The other one is responsible for bringing the dryness, dusty and windy nature weather and that depending on the time of the year and the location, the air masses tend to be very active.“Over the last two years, there has been increased intensity of north easterly wind and the implication of this is that we should expect increased intensity of particularly the condition the wind is creating in Nigeria.”

“But however, because the source region is Sahara and it is coming from the northeastern direction, then it means the intensity of the wind will be greater. This explains the reasons the harmattan, including the dust haze, seem to be greater towards the North,” he said.
He said that if there is increase in the intensity of the rain as a result of changes in the pattern of the climate, the intensity would be higher towards the southern part and lower towards the North.

The DG, however, said that the agency had improved condition of service for its members of staff, which is an uplift of the obsolete condition of service the agency had been operating before.


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