Expect 3-day haze, thunderstorms from today – NiMet

By Nudoiba Ojen

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted haziness and thunderstorms across the country from Thursday to Saturday.

NiMet, in its weather outlook issued on Wednesday in Abuja, said there would be moderate dust haze on Thursday with visibility of between 2km and 5km.

The agency envisaged localised visibility of less than 1km over the northern parts all through the projected three-day period.

NiMet also said that there would be a slight dust haze over the North Central region with patches of cloud over parts of Kogi, Benue and Kwara.

It anticipated a cloudy atmosphere with spells of sunshine over inland states.

The agency said there could be isolated thunderstorms over parts of Ondo, Osun, Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa, Lagos and Ogun during the afternoon and evening hours.

It added, “On Friday, thick dust haze is anticipated over the northern parts,’.

NiMET advised the use of face masks where possible as there would be dust particles in the atmosphere.

“Airline operators are advised to get updated weather reports and forecasts from NiMet for effective planning of their operations,’’ it stressed.

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