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December 9, 2023

NiMet Releases List of 15 States Expected to Witness Heavy Rain 

According to the latest Impact-based weather forecast bulletin released by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, approximately 15 states in Nigeria are expected to encounter heavy rainfall within the next three days.

Additionally, strong winds are anticipated to occur in at least 18 states from Friday, October 6th to Sunday, October 8th.

It is worth noting that the agency had previously issued a warning regarding hazy weather conditions and reduced visibility in certain northern states.

On the rainfall predictions, the agency stated: “Prospects of moderate to heavy rainfall during the forecast period (0000 – 2359hrs, Friday 5th October 2023), exist over parts of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Bauchi, Kaduna, Plateau, Taraba, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Kogi, Kwara, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, and Ogun States.”

“There are chances of moderate to heavy rainfall on Saturday 7th October (0000 – 2359hrs), over parts of Adamawa, Taraba, Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau, Cross River, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Imo, Anambra, Kogi, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Ondo, Ogun, Ekiti, Osun and Oyo states, including the Federal Capital Territory.

“There is a likelihood of moderate to heavy rainfall on Sunday 8th October (0000 – 2359hrs), over parts of Taraba, Benue, Plateau, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Oyo, and Ogun states.”

The agency has indicated that the country is unlikely to face any temperature-related hazards due to the expected low to moderate temperatures during the specified period.

NiMet has also forecasted that the FCT, Niger, Plateau, and 15 other states may experience strong winds in the next three days.

“Between October 6 and October 8, 2023, there is a possibility of strong winds affecting areas in Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Niger, Katsina, Kwara, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Kaduna, Gombe, Nasarawa, Plateau, Adamawa, Taraba, Yobe, and Borno states, as well as the FCT.”

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