By Sumaila Ogbaje
Abuja – The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze weather conditions over the Central States of the country on Thursday with partly cloudy skies over Ilorin, Lokoja, Makurdi and Mambilla Plateau.
NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Wednesday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 28 to 37 and 11 to 16 degrees Celsius respectively.
The agency predicted that the southern states would experience cloudy conditions in the morning hours with chances of isolated thunderstorms over the coastal cities s of Lagos, Warri, Calabar, Port-Harcourt and Yenagoa later in the day.
It also predicted isolated thunderstorms over the high ground areas of Ibadan, Oshogbo and Ado-Ekiti, with day and night temperatures in the range of 33 to 37 and 20 to 24 degrees Celsius respectively.
According to NiMet, Northern States will experience dust haze with horizontal visibility range of one to three kilometres over the entire region during the forecast period.
“There are prospects of localised visibility of less than 1000m over few cities around the region with day and night temperatures in the range of 31 to 36 and 11 to 18 degrees Celsius respectively.
“The northern parts of the country are expected to be under the influence of dust haze and the same conditions are expected to prevail down to some parts of the central cities.
“However, Isolated cases of thunderstorms are expected over the coast and high grounds areas of the south west in the next 24 hours’’ NiMet predicted. (NAN)