17 States That Will Witness Thunderstorm In Nigeria

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has predicted that various regions in Nigeria will experience thunderstorms from Wednesday, February 28, to Thursday, February 29.

The northern region is expected to have sunny weather with patches of clouds, while the North Central cities are anticipated to have sunny weather with isolated thunderstorms in parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Niger, Kwara, Kogi, and Benue states later in the day.

In the Inland of the South and coastal areas, cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine are expected, with a possibility of isolated thunderstorms in the morning in parts of Cross River, Akwa Ibom, and Bayelsa States.

Thunderstorms are anticipated in various regions, including Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Edo, Imo, Abia, Lagos, Delta, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, and Rivers states in the afternoon and evening.

For Thursday, sunny skies are anticipated over the northern region, with prospects of isolated thunderstorms over Kebbi State during the afternoon period.

Sunny atmosphere with patches of clouds is expected over the North Central cities during the forecast period, with prospects of isolated thunderstorms over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau, and Kogi States in the afternoon and evening periods.

Cloudy atmosphere with intervals of sunshine is expected over the Inland of the South and the Coast, with prospects of morning thunderstorms over parts of Bayelsa and Rivers States.

Thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Abia, Imo, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ogun, Cross River, Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, and Lagos states during the afternoon and evening periods.

NiMet has issued a warning to the general public, urging them to exercise caution due to the possibility of strong winds preceding rainfall in areas where thunderstorms are expected.

Additionally, NiMet explain the importance of staying hydrated, particularly in the northern regions where temperature values remain high.

People with respiratory issues should be cautious of the present weather situation.

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


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