NiMet Predicts Heavy Rainfall, High Temperatures in Parts of Nigeria

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted heavy rainfall over parts of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Imo, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Kogi and Ondo States on Tuesday.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that NiMet made these predictions known in a weather advisory on Monday.

The agency said there is a chance of high temperatures over parts of Katsina, Kano, Yobe, Jigawa, Bauchi, Ogun, Lagos and Borno states.

On Wednesday, NiMet said there are good chances of moderate to heavy rainfall over parts of Kaduna, Nasarawa, the FCT, Plateau, Taraba, Oyo, Ekiti, Osun, Ondo, Kwara, Edo, Kogi, Anambra, Imo, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi, Akwa Ibom and Cross River State.

There are also good chances of high temperatures over the northernmost part of the country, especially over parts of Katsina, Kano, Yobe, Jigawa, Bauchi and Borno states on Wednesday.

On Thursday, moderate to heavy rainfall is expected over parts of Ogun, Lagos, Osun, Ekiti, the FCT, Kaduna, Niger, Nasarawa, Plateau, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Anambra, Imo, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Ebonyi, Cross River, Taraba and Adamawa State.

NiMet warned that the heavy rainfall could cause flash flooding, riverine flooding, soil erosion, thunder and lightning, and strong winds.

The agency also said there are good chances of very strong winds affecting the extreme north-eastern parts of the country, especially parts of Gombe, Yobe, Adamawa and Borno State, in the next three days.

Other states to be affected by the strong winds include the FCT, Niger, Kwara, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Kogi and Nasarawa State.

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