NiMet forecasts 3 days dust haze across Nigeria, warns asthma patients

THE Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted a three-day dust haze across the country and warned people with Asthma and other respiratory issues to exercise caution.

According to NiMet, the dusty haze and sunshine will occur between Sunday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 5.

This was released in a weather report in Abuja on Saturday, December 2.

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The agency, stated that Monday will bring sunny skies and a foggy atmosphere to the country’s north and north-central areas for the forecast period.

According to NiMet, there is a chance of dust hazes over the northern area on Sunday and throughout the duration of the prediction.

It further stated that throughout the early hours, hazy skies with sporadic sunny spells are predicted over the coastal belt and the inland states of the South.

Furthermore, isolated thunderstorms are predicted to occur over portions of the states of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Cross River, and Akwa Ibom throughout the afternoon and evening hours.

Over the southern inland states and coastal cities, NiMet forecasted cloudy skies interspersed with sunny spells during the morning hours.

The agency predicts localised thunderstorms to occur over portions of the states of Imo, Abia, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, and Cross River.

“For Tuesday, sunny and hazy skies are expected over the north and north-central regions throughout the forecast period.

“Cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine are envisaged over the inland states of the south and the coast in the morning hours,” the prediction stated.

The agency predicts that later in the day, thunderstorms are anticipated over most parts of the southern region.



    NiMet cautioned Nigerians and those with respiratory ailments to take precautions to protect themselves.

    Additionally, the ministry cautioned people driving and walking through flood waters because flash floods can occur from moderate to heavy rainfall.

    For efficient planning, airline operators were also urged to utilise NiMet’s weather reports.

    NiMet is a federal agency tasked with providing the federal government with advice on all matters related to meteorology, as well as with planning, preparing, and interpreting government policy in this area and issuing weather (and climate) forecasts for the safe operation of oil rigs, aircraft, and ocean-going vessels.


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