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NiMet forecasts three-day nationwide thunderstorm amid sunshine



NIGERIAN Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted three days of thunderstorms and sunshine across the country.

  A NiMet`s weather outlook released yesterday gave the prediction while saying that northern region of the country would be cloudy with intervals of sunshine and chances of thunderstorms particularly in Adamawa and Taraba during morning hours.

  While few thunderstorms are also expected in Adamawa, Taraba and Kaduna within the forecast period while progressing into the day, NiMet forecasts cloudy conditions with intervals of sunshine over the central region with prospects of thunderstorms in the Federal Capital Territory, Kwara, Nasarawa and Kogi with cloudy atmosphere over inland and coastal south amid prospects of thunderstorms in Ekiti, Imo, Edo, Enugu, Abia, Osun, Ondo, Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Lagos during morning hours.

NiMet also expects thunderstorms in Ogun, Oyo, Enugu, Ondo, Lagos, Bayelsa, Cross River and Rivers during the afternoon and evening period with cloudy atmosphere envisaged on Tuesday amid intervals of sunshine over the northern region throughout the forecast period.

NiMet also forecasts that North-Central will be in a cloudy atmosphere with sunshine intervals in the morning hours.

 “Progressing into the day, thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Plateau, Nasarawa and Niger. Cloudy atmosphere is anticipated over the Inland and coastal cities of the South in the morning hours with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Rivers during the morning hours,” NiMet said.

  The agency advised Nigerians to avoid parking or staying under trees where thunderstorms are expected, just as it urged airlines to get updates on weather reports before operations.

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