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NiMet predicts heavy rainfall in 21 Nigerian states on September 8th

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NiMet predicts heavy rainfall in 21 Nigerian states on September 8th
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has issued a weather forecast predicting heavy rainfall in 21 states across Nigeria on September 8th. The forecast warns of potential flash flooding, soil erosion, strong winds, thunder, and lightning. NiMet advises authorities and citizens to be aware of possible risks and urges the implementation of flood contingency plans.

FCT, Abuja - The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted that there will be heavy rainfall in about 21 states in the country on Friday, September 8.

The weather forecast released by NiMet on Thursday, September 7, indicates that some parts of Kwara and Niger states will witness heavy rainfall on Friday.

According to the forecast, the 24-hour heavy rainfall will range from moderate rainfall to flash flooding, riverine flooding, soil erosion, strong winds, thunder and lightning.

This development may spike the fears of fears of flooding in many parts of the country, especially as the rainy season peaks.

Moving further, NiMet predicted moderate to heavy rainfall on Saturday, September 9, in parts of Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Yobe, Benue, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto states.

In Borno, Bauchi, Kaduna, and Niger states, the agency predicted low to moderate rainfall on Saturday.

According to Nimet, there are slim prospects of moderate to heavy rainfall in parts of Enugu, Anambra, Imo, Delta, Bayelsa and River states on Sunday, September 10.

Low to moderate Rainfall is predicted in parts of Borno, Gombe, Yobe, Bauchi, Plateau, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Niger, Oyo, Nasarawa, Benue, Kogi, Cross River, Edo, Rivers and Imo states.

The agency further predicted that there are good chances of very strong winds affecting parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa, Taraba, Plateau and Kaduna states, Daily Trust reported.

Considering the forecast, NiMet warned the authorities and citizens of possible isolated cases of displacements of people due to flash floods.

It also warned of outbreaks of water-borne diseases and isolated cases of damage to weak structures.

According to NiMet, the weather situation could also lead to loss of lives, injuries, reduction in visibility, and interruption of vehicular traffic.

It, therefore, advised the disaster response management authorities to raise awareness among the people and update flood contingency plans.

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