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NiMet predicts 3 days of sunshine, thunderstorms

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NiMet predicts 3 days of sunshine, thunderstorms

By Gabriel Agbeja

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunshine and thunderstorms Sunday through Tuesday across the country.

NiMet’s weather forecast released Saturday in Abuja predicted sunny skies over the northern region with patches of cloud over parts of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Kaduna, Gombe, Bauchi, Adamawa and Taraba.

According to him, there is the prospect of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Taraba, Kaduna, Adamawa, Zamfara and Kebbi while Sokoto has the prospect of thunderstorms with little or no rain later in the day.

The agency predicted that cities in the north-central would be cloudy with intervals of sunshine in the morning.

He further predicted the likelihood of thunderstorms over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Nassarawa, Kwara, Niger, Bénoué, Kogi and Plateau later in the day.

“Cloudy skies are expected to prevail over southern interior towns with the likelihood of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Ogun, Edo and Ondo state in the morning.

“Later in the day, thunderstorms are expected over parts of Imo, Oyo, Enugu, Osun, Anambra, Ekiti, Edo, Delta, Abia, Cross River and Ondo during the afternoon and evening.

“The southern coastal towns are expected to be cloudy with the risk of thunderstorms over Lagos, Delta and Bayelsa in the morning hours,” he said.

NiMet considered the risk of thunderstorms over parts of Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Bayelsa during the afternoon and evening.

Cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine are expected, according to the agency

northern towns in the morning hours on Monday.

However, he predicted thunderstorms over parts of Kebbi, Zamfara, Kaduna, Adamawa and Sokoto during the afternoon and evening.

NiMet predicted cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine over the north-central region during the morning hours with the risk of thunderstorms over parts of Benue, Kwara, Niger, Plateau, Kogi and Federal Capital Territory during afternoon and evening.

“Cloudy skies are forecast over southern interior towns with the risk of thunderstorms over parts of Ogun state in the morning hours.

“Later in the day, thunderstorms are expected over parts of Imo State, Ogun, Osun, Anambra and Ondo during the afternoon and evening.

“The southern coastal towns are expected to be cloudy with the risk of thunderstorms over Bayelsa, Cross River, Rivers and Akwa Ibom in the morning hours,” he said.

NiMet forecast thunderstorms over parts of Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Lagos during the afternoon and evening a few hours later in the day.

The agency predicted sunny skies with cloud patches over the northern region with chances of morning rains over Kaduna and Kebbi on Tuesday.

It predicted cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine over the north-central region with the prospect of morning rains over parts of Niger State.

“There are chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Kwara, Taraba, Niger and Kogi.

“Southern inland and coastal towns are expected to be cloudy in the morning with the risk of rain over Lagos, Cross River, Rivers and Bayelsa.

“Later in the day, isolated thunderstorms are expected in some areas

from Ondo, Edo, Osun, Imo, Anambra, Cross River, Rivers and Bayelsa, ”he says. (NOPE)

(NAN)

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