The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted that roughly 15 states across the country will receive severe rains in the next three days.
From Friday, October 6th, through Sunday, October 8th, the agency predicts severe winds in at least 18 states.
The most recent weather forecast was published in the Agency’s Impact-based weather forecast bulletin on Thursday.
The organization had earlier issued a warning about foggy weather and visibility disruptions in various northern regions.
The government agency said this about the expected precipitation:
Over portions of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Bauchi, Kaduna, Plateau, Taraba, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Kogi, Kwara, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, and Ogun States, there is a chance of moderate to heavy rainfall during the projected period (0000 – 2359hrs, Friday 5th October 2023).
“On Saturday, October 7 (0000-2359hrs), there is a chance of moderate to heavy rainfall over parts of Adamawa, Taraba, Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau, Cross River, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Imo, Anambra, Kogi, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Ondo, Ogun, Ekiti, Osun, and Oyo states, as well as the Federal Capital Territory.
On October 8 (from 00:00 to 23:59 local time), “moderate to heavy rainfall is likely over portions of Taraba, Benue, Plateau, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Oyo, and Ogun states.”
The organization also observed that the low to moderate temperatures expected over the period pose little to no risk of temperature-related dangers across the country.
NiMet has warned that severe winds are possible in the Federal Capital Territory, Niger, the Plateau, and 15 other states over the next three days.
Strong winds are expected to hit areas of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Niger, Katsina, Kwara, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Kaduna, Gombe, Nasarawa, Plateau, Adamawa, Taraba, Yobe, and Borno states, as well as the FCT, over the next three days (October 6, 7, 8).