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Nimet predicts cloudy, rains, thunderstorms today


The DG/CEO NiMet, Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Central states of the country today with prospect of thunderstorms over Jos, Lafia, Jalingo, Makurdi, Lokoja and Abuja during the morning hours.

NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja yesterday, also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 25 to 32 and 17 to 22 degrees Celsius respectively.

It added that localised thunderstorms are expected to prevail over most places in the afternoon and evening hours. The agency also predicted that Southern states would experience cloudy morning with possibility of localised rain over the remaining parts of the region most especially the coastal cities like Lagos, Ijebu-Ode, Port Harcourt, Calabar and Warri.

According to NiMET, there would be rain showers over the entire region later in the day with day and night temperatures in the range of 28 to 32 and 19 to 25 degrees Celsius respectively. It added that the Northern states would experience partly cloudy to cloudy conditions in the morning hours with chances of thunderstorms over Bauchi and Kano axis.

“There are prospects of thunderstorms over Maiduguri, Katsina, Yelwa and Sokoto during the evening period with day and night temperatures of 28 to 31 and 20 to 25 degrees respectively.“Cloudy to partly cloudy condition is anticipated with prospects of thunderstorms and rain shower over some parts of the country in the next 24 hours,” NiMet predicted. 

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