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Nigerians will experience thunderstorms in multiple states this week

People with respiratory issues are advised to be cautious of the present weather situations and wear warm clothing at night.

Nigerians will experience thunderstorms in multiple states this week

NiMet’s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja, forecasts a sunny and hazy atmosphere on Monday over the northern region during the forecast period.

According to NiMet, sunny skies with patches of clouds are expected over the North Central cities with prospects of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Kogi and Benue later in the day.

"Cloudy conditions with intervals of sunshine are anticipated over inland areas of the South, and coastal parts with chances of thunderstorms over parts of Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Bayelsa during the morning period.

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“Later in the day, thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Ogun, Ondo, Abia, Delta, Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Lagos states,” it said.

According to NiMet, sunny and hazy skies are expected over the northern region during the forecast period on Tuesday. It predicted patches of clouds in a hazy atmosphere over the North Central cities throughout the forecast period.

NiMet anticipated a cloudy atmosphere with spells of sunshine over the inland states and coastal areas of the South, with prospects of morning thunderstorms over parts of Edo, Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Lagos states.

The agency envisaged thunderstorms over parts of Abia, Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Ogun, Ondo, Edo, Cross River, Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Lagos states during the afternoon and evening periods.

“For Wednesday, a sunny and hazy atmosphere is expected over the northern region during the forecast period.

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“Patches of clouds in the hazy atmosphere are expected over the North central cities during the forecast period.

“Cloudy conditions with intervals of sunshine are anticipated over the inland states and coastal areas of the South during the morning period.

“Later in the day, thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Edo, Ogun, Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta States during the afternoon and evening periods,” it stated.

The agency urged the public to take adequate precautions as strong winds might precede the rains in areas where thunderstorms were likely to occur.

According to it, temperature values are still high, especially in the North. People should stay hydrated. It advised people with respiratory issues to be cautious of the present weather situations, adding that children and the elderly ought to wear warm clothing at Night.

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“Airline operators are advised to get updated weather reports and forecasts from NiMet for effective planning in their operations,” it added.

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