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NiMet Predicts Thunderstorms and Cloudiness Across Nigeria

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NiMet Predicts Thunderstorms and Cloudiness Across Nigeria
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms and cloudiness from Tuesday to Thursday across the country. This weather outlook warns of potential flash floods and advises the public to take necessary precautions.

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has issued a weather forecast for the upcoming days, predicting thunderstorms and cloudiness across the nation. The forecast, which covers Tuesday to Thursday, warns of potential flash floods and advises caution.

In the northern region, NiMet expects a mixture of clouds and sunshine on Tuesday. Thunderstorms are forecasted for parts of Adamawa, Taraba, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi, and Kaduna states in the morning. As the day progresses, isolated thunderstorms are expected to develop in parts of Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa, Taraba, and Kaduna states.

In the central states of Nasarawa, the Federal Capital Territory, Niger, Kwara, Kogi, and Benue, thunderstorms are predicted during the morning hours. Later in the day, thunderstorms are expected over parts of Plateau, the Federal Capital Territory, Kwara, Niger, and Nasarawa states.

For the southern and coastal states, a cloudy atmosphere is anticipated with chances of thunderstorms over parts of Osun, Oyo, Ekiti, Ogun, Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Cross River states in the morning. Thunderstorms are also likely to occur later in the day in several states including Imo, Abia, Ekiti, Ebonyi, Ondo, Oyo, Anambra, Enugu, Edo, Delta, Lagos, Cross River, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Akwa Ibom.

Wednesday's forecast shows spell of sunshine over the northern region, with thunderstorms expected in parts of Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe, Bauchi, Kaduna, and Zamfara states later in the day. The North Central region is predicted to have a cloudy atmosphere with the possibility of thunderstorms over parts of Niger, Kogi, Benue, Plateau, Nasarawa, and the Federal Capital Territory.

In the inland cities of the South and the coastal belt, cloudy skies are expected in the morning with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Enugu, Awka, Ebonyi, Imo, Anambra, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, and Lagos states. Thunderstorms and rains are anticipated later in the day over parts of Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Ekiti, Osun, Edo, Cross River, Rivers, Bayelsa, Lagos, Delta, and Akwa Ibom states.

On Thursday, a similar pattern is expected with sunshine intervals over the northern region in the morning and the possibility of thunderstorms in parts of Zamfara, Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Katsina states. In the North Central region, chances of thunderstorms are expected over parts of Kogi, Benue, Niger, the Federal Capital Territory, and Plateau states.

The inland cities of the South and the coastal states will experience a cloudy atmosphere with few thunderstorms over parts of Oyo, Ogun, and Lagos states in the morning. Thunderstorms are anticipated later in the day over parts of Enugu, Ekiti, Osun, Edo, Rivers, Delta, and Bayelsa states.

NiMet warns that moderate to heavy rainfall could lead to flash floods. Citizens are advised to take necessary precautions and avoid driving or walking through flood waters. Flash floods can be dangerous and cause significant damage, so it is crucial to prioritize safety.

Stay updated on the weather conditions in your area and stay prepared for any potential severe weather events.

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