BY NEWS DESK, FEBRUARY 10, 2024 | 10:40 PM
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has predicted sunshine and hazy conditions from Saturday to Monday across the country.
NiMet’s weather outlook released on Friday in Abuja forecast sunny and hazy atmosphere on Saturday over the northern region throughout the forecast period.
According to the agency, moderate dust haze with horizontal visibility range of 2km to 5km is anticipated over the North Central region and the inland areas of the South throughout the forecast region.
It envisaged the coastal belt to experience early morning mist and fog patches, with partly cloudy skies in a hazy atmosphere prevailing over the area throughout the forecast period.
NiMet anticipated isolated thunderstorms over parts of Rivers and Bayelsa states during the afternoon and evening hours.
“For Sunday, sunny skies and hazy atmosphere is anticipated over the northern region all through the forecast period.
“The North Central should experience slight dust haze throughout the forecast period.
“Hazy atmosphere with few patches of cloud should prevail over the Inland states with prospects of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Imo, Abia and Edo state during the afternoon and evening hours.
“Early morning mist and fog patches are anticipated over the coastal belt, while hazy atmosphere with few patches of clouds should prevail over the area during the rest of the forecast period,” it said.
According to the agency, slim prospects of isolated thunderstorms are expected over parts of Rivers, Lagos and Bayelsa states.
The agency forecast sunny and hazy atmosphere on Monday over the northern region throughout the forecast period.
It envisaged a hazy atmosphere with few patches of cloud to prevail over the North Central region during the forecast period.
It predicted patches of cloud in hazy atmosphere over the Inland areas of the South and the coast throughout the forecast period.
NiMet anticipated early morning mist and fog patches over the coastal parts of the country.
According to NiMet, there are chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta states during the afternoon and evening hours.
“Dust particles are in suspension; use face mask where possible.
“People with respiratory issues should be cautious of the present weather situations.
“Children and the elderly should wear warm clothing at night. Special attention should be paid to your skin, eyes and lips.
“Moisturize your skin and lips as much as possible.
“Airline operators are advised to get updated weather reports and forecasts from NiMet for effective planning in their operations,” it said.
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