Published On: Wed, May 20th, 2020

NiMet Predicts Cloudy, Thundery Weather Thursday To Saturday

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News Investigators/ The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy and thundery activities from Thursday to Saturday.

NiMet`s weather outlook released on Wednesday in Abuja, predicted cloudy conditions in the morning on Thursday over the northern region, with prospects of overnight thunderstorms over Katsina, Kano, Dutse and Mambilla plateau environs.

It further predicted pockets of thunderstorms over parts of southern Borno, Kano, Bauchi, Gombe and southern Kaduna during the afternoon, with other parts of the north expected to have patches of clouds.

The agency reported prospects of early morning thunderstorms to affect the high ground areas, places like Abuja, Lafia, Minna and their environs over the central part of the country.

According to NiMet, pockets of thunderstorms are expected to affect parts of Ilorin, Lokoja, Lafia, Jos and Abuja environs in the afternoon and evening period.

It envisaged a few thunderstorms over the south west inland areas, especially over Ondo, Akure and Ibadan, while the Southeast inland was expected to be cloudy in the morning hours.

The agency predicted a better prospect of isolated thunderstorms over the inland areas in the afternoon.

It forecast isolated thunderstorms over the coastal cities to affect places like Calabar, Eket, Uyo, Port Harcourt, Lagos and Ijebu-Ode with prospect of thunderstorms over the coastal belt.

“ On Friday, an overnight system is expected over most places in the northern region to affect places like southern Borno, Potiskum, Dutse, Bauchi, Kaduna, Gusau and Katsina during the morning hours.

“ Pockets of thunderstorms are envisaged over the northern region, especially over parts of Gusau, Yelwa, Gombe and Yola environs during the afternoon/evening hours. Cloudy skies are envisaged over the central cities in the morning hours.

“Later in the afternoon and evening hours, isolated thunderstorms are expected over the high ground areas to affect Abuja, Minna, Lokoja and Ilorin environs,“ it said.

NiMet forecast isolated thunderstorms over parts of southwest inland areas, especially over Abeokuta, Iseyin and Benin with parts of the southwest and southeast inland to be cloudy during the morning hours.

According to the agency, the afternoon and evening period hold a better prospect of isolated thunderstorms over the inland areas of the south especially residents in Shaki, Iseyin, Akure and Osogbo.

It envisaged the coastal cities of Calabar, Uyo, Eket, Port Harcourt, Warri and Yenegoa were to experience light thunderstorms during the morning hours with possibilities of thunderstorms over the entire region in the afternoon/evening hours.

“On Saturday, the morning hours over the north is likely to experience increased cloudiness with few thunderstorms anticipated over parts of Kebbi. Pockets of thunderstorms are anticipated over the region during the afternoon/evening hours.

“The central region should expect cloudy atmosphere with possibilities of isolated thunderstorms over the high ground areas in the morning, however, later in the day, there are chances of thunderstorms over most places in the region.

“ Southern parts of the country will be mostly cloudy in the morning, with prospects of thunderstorms over southeast coast. Later in the afternoon, widespread thunderstorms are anticipated across inland and its coastal areas, “ it said.

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