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Thunderstorm to hit Nigeria for three days – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has asked Nigerians to brace themselves for three days of thunderstorms and cloudiness from Monday to Wednesday.

NiMet’s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja predicted high probability of thunderstorms over parts of Kebbi, Kano, Bauchi, Borno, Taraba, Kaduna, Adamawa and Yobe States in the morning hours on Monday.

It added that the storms shall persist into the afternoon and evening hours extending to the rest of the Northern states.

“Cloudy skies are envisaged over the Northcentral region with prospects of thunderstorms over Plateau, Nasarawa, Kwara and Benue States during the morning hours.

“Thunderstorms are expected over the entire Northcentral region in the afternoon and evening periods

“Inland and Coastal cities of the South are expected to be cloudy over the Southwestern region, with chances of morning rains over Imo, Enugu, Anambra, Abia, Ebony, Ogun, Lagos, Cross River, Delta, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Rivers States,” the outlook read.

The agency forecast rains over most parts of the South later in the day.

“On Tuesday, partly cloudy to cloudy skies are expected over the Northern region with prospects of isolated thunderstorms over Taraba, Adamawa and Gombe States during the morning hours.

“Later in the day, few thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Bauchi, Borno, Adamawa and Kano States.

“Northcentral region is expected to be predominantly cloudy with chances of rains over FCT, Niger and Plateau States in the morning.

“However, isolated thunderstorms are envisaged over parts of Niger, Benue and Plateau during the afternoon and evening hours,” it said.

According to it, cloudy skies are anticipated over the Inland and Coastal cities of the South with prospects of rains over Ondo, Edo, Abia, Bayelsa, Cross River and Ogun States in the morning hours.

NiMet envisaged rains over Enugu, Imo, Ondo, Edo, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Lagos States later in the day.

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