The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has forecast three days of cloudiness and thunderstorms across the country.
NiMet’s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja predicts cloudy skies on Monday with intervals of sunshine over the northern region with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Taraba and Adamawa during the morning hours.
“Later in the day, there are prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Taraba, Kaduna, Kebbi, and Adamawa. Cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine should prevail over the north-central states. However, there are prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Plateau, Benue, Niger, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, and the Federal Capital Territory during the afternoon and evening hours,” it added.
NiMet predicted cloudy skies over the inland and the coastal cities with prospects of thunderstorms over the coast of Cross River, Akwa Ibom, and Ondo in the morning hours.
According to the forecast, thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of the inland cities off Edo, Ondo, Oyo, Ogun, Ekiti, Imo, Abia, and across the coastal states later in the day.
NiMet also forecasted cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine in the northern region on Tuesday and “slim chances” of thunderstorms over southern Adamawa in the morning hours and afternoon.
The agency stated that cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine would be in the north-central states during the morning hours while anticipating thunderstorms across the region in the afternoon and evening.
It said the south’s inland and coastal cities would be under cloudy skies during the morning hours with chances of thunderstorms and moderate rains over parts of Akwa Ibom and Cross River.
It further predicted isolated thunderstorms over most parts of the region later in the day.
According to NiMet, cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine are expected in the northern region on Wednesday and anticipated cloudy skies with intervals of sunshine in the north-central with chances of thunderstorms over parts of Kogi, Kwara, Benue and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The Inland and the coastal cities of the south should be predominantly cloudy with chances of thunderstorms over parts of Enugu State, Imo, Ogun and Ebonyi during the morning hours,” added NiMet. “Later in the day, there are chances of isolated thunderstorms over most places during the afternoon and evening hours.”