NiMet predicts three-day rains in Ondo, Ekiti, Ogun, 12 others

* Windy storms in 18 states

By Nudoiba Ojen

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted that at least 15 states across the country will experience moderate to heavy rainfall today, Saturday and Sunday.

The weather agency also said 18 states will experience strong winds between today and tomorrow.

The weather predictions are contained in NiMet’s latest edition of impact-based weather forecast bulletin the agency issued on Thursday in Abuja.

On the rainfall predictions, NiMet said: “Prospects of moderate to heavy rainfall during the forecast period (midnight – 23.59 hours) on Friday, October 6, 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, October 7, (midnight – 23.59 hours) 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 (FCT).

“There is likelihood of moderate to heavy rainfall on Sunday, October 8 (midnight – 23.59 hours) over parts of Taraba, Benue, Plateau, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Oyo, and Ogun states.”

The agency noted that there is little or no chance of temperature-related hazards across the country due to the low to moderate temperatures that are anticipated during the period.

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

It stated that on October 6, 7, and 8, 2023, “there are prospects of strong winds to affect parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Niger, Katsina, Kwara, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Kaduna, Gombe, Nasarawa, Plateau, Adamawa, Taraba, Yobe, and Borno states, including the FCT.”

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