NiMet Predicts Thundery and Rainy Weather Across Nigeria from Sunday to Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has issued a forecast predicting thundery and rainy weather conditions across various parts of Nigeria from Sunday to Tuesday. This weather outlook was released on Saturday, highlighting potential impacts on numerous states across the country.

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NiMet Predicts Thundery and Rainy Weather Across Nigeria from Sunday to Tuesday

On Suday, thunderstorms are expected to hit parts of Gombe, Bauchi, Borno, Adamawa, Jigawa, Taraba, and Kaduna states. As the day progresses, these weather conditions are anticipated to spread to Zamfara, Kebbi, Kano, Borno, Adamawa, Bauchi, Katsina, Kaduna, Jigawa, Yobe, and Taraba states.

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Central states including Plateau, Nasarawa, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Benue, and Niger will experience morning thunderstorms. Later in the day, thunderstorms are likely to affect Kogi, Niger, Plateau, Benue, Nasarawa, and the FCT.

NiMet has advised residents in the affected areas to take necessary precautions to safeguard lives and property during this period of unstable weather. The agency emphasized the importance of being prepared for potential disruptions caused by the severe weather.

Nigeria has faced significant flooding challenges in recent years, exacerbating the vulnerability of many regions to heavy rainfall and thunderstorms. In 2022, severe flooding affected over 27 states, displacing thousands and causing extensive damage to infrastructure and agriculture. The states of Jigawa, Anambra, and Kogi were among the hardest hit, with the floods resulting in the loss of hundreds of lives and destruction of homes and farmlands.

The 2018 floods were another catastrophic event, impacting states such as Niger, Delta, Kogi, and Anambra. Over 100 people lost their lives, and thousands were displaced. The federal and state governments, along with international aid organizations, mobilized resources to provide relief to affected communities, but the recurring nature of these disasters highlights the need for improved flood management and infrastructure development.

As Nigeria braces for another period of heavy rainfall, the historical precedent underscores the urgency for preparedness and responsive measures to mitigate the adverse effects of flooding. NiMet’s timely forecast aims to provide residents and authorities with the information needed to protect lives and property during these potentially hazardous conditions.

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