The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has warned of cloudiness and thunderstorms from Tuesday to Thursday.
NiMet, in its weather outlook released on Monday in Abuja, predicted cloudy skies over the northern region on Tuesday, with prospects of thunderstorms over seven states.
It listed the states to include Yobe, Borno, Jigawa, Bauchi, Taraba, Kaduna, and Kano during the morning hours. Thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Taraba, Gombe, and Jigawa state later in the day.
“Cloudy skies are anticipated over the North-central states with chances of rains over parts of Plateau, Nasarawa, and the Federal Capital Territory in the morning hours. There are prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Plateau, Benue, Nasarawa Kwara, Kogi, Niger, and the Federal Capital Territory in the afternoon and evening hours,” added NiMet. “The inland and the coastal cities of the South are expected to be under cloudy skies with rains over parts of Cross River, and Akwa Ibom states in the morning hours.”
The agency forecast moderate rains over Edo, Oyo, Ogun, Awka, Imo, Abia, Ebonyi, Ado Ekiti, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Rivers, and Lagos during the afternoon and evening hours.
According to NiMet, cloudy skies and thunderstorms are expected over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, and Zamfara state in the morning on Wednesday.
The agency predicted the rest of the northern region to be cloudy with intervals of sunshine. It further predicted few thunderstorms in Kebbi, Taraba, Zamfara, and Sokoto later in the day.
Cloudy skies over the North-Central region with chances of light rain over Niger in the morning hours were also forecasted.
Later in the day, rains are anticipated in Niger, the FCT, Nasarawa, and Plateau.
“The inland and the coastal cities of the South are expected to be predominantly cloudy with rains over Cross River, Rivers, and Akwa Ibom in the morning hours,” NiMet said.
NiMet said there were chances of moderate rains across the region in the afternoon to evening hours, predicting cloudy skies over the northern region with chances of thunderstorms over parts of Taraba, Borno, Kebbi, Adamawa, and Gombe on Thursday.
It said there were prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Kebbi, Bauchi, Kano, Katsina, and Jigawa later in the day.
“The North-Central region should be predominately cloudy with few rains over parts of Niger, Kwara, and Plateau state in the morning hours. Further into the day, thunderstorms are anticipated across the region,” NiMet disclosed. “The inland cities of the South are expected to be cloudy with moderate rains over parts of Oyo, Cross River, Rivers, Ebonyi, Imo, Abia, and Akwa Ibom in the morning hours.”
It added that “later in the day, there are prospects of rains across the region.”