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NiMet predicts three days sunshine, thunderstorms across Nigeria

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunshine and thunderstorms across the country from Wednesday to Friday.

In its weather outlook released on Tuesday, NiMet predicted sunny atmosphere over the northern region throughout the forecast period.

NiMet envisaged isolated thunderstorms over parts of Kebbi, Taraba, Zamfara, and Kaduna during the afternoon and evening periods.

The agency predicts sunny skies with few cloud patches over the north-central region during the morning hours.

The forecast predicts isolated thunderstorms later in the day over parts of Niger, the Federal Capital Territory, Kogi, and Kwara states.

“The southern region should be cloudy with spells of sunshine; more cloud buildup is expected over the coastal parts, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Lagos, Cross River, and Akwa Ibom states during the morning hours.

“Isolated thunderstorms are expected over the south-west Inland, including the coastal parts of Lagos, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Rivers, and Bayelsa states, later in the day.”

The agency also predicted sunny skies on Thursday and Friday with few cloud patches over parts of the north-west, while parts of the north-east are expected to be sunny and dry in the morning hours.

“Progressing into the day, isolated thunderstorms are expected over parts of Niger, the Federal Capital Territory, Kogi, and Kwara states,” the agency said.

“The southern region should be cloudy with spells of sunshine; more cloud buildup is expected over the coastal parts.

“There are potential isolated thunderstorms over parts of Ogun during the morning hours.”

“In the afternoon and evening periods, isolated thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Imo, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Delta, Rivers, and Bayelsa states.”

NiMet advised airline operators to get updated weather reports and forecasts from its office for effective planning in their operations.

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