NiMet predicts three days of heavy rainfall across 15 states
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has issued a warning that about 15 states across the country are anticipated to experience moderate to heavy rainfall in the next three days.
The agency also forecasts strong winds in at least 18 states from Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 8.
This was contained in the latest edition of the Impact-based weather forecast bulletin issued by the Agency on Thursday, October 5.
On the rainfall predictions, the agency stated: “Prospects of moderate to heavy rainfall during the forecast period (0000 – 2359hrs, Friday 5th October 2023), exist over parts of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Bauchi, Kaduna, Plateau, Taraba, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Kogi, Kwara, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, and Ogun States.”
“There are chances of moderate to heavy rainfall on Saturday 7th October (0000 – 2359hrs), over parts of Adamawa, Taraba, Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau, Cross River, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Imo, Anambra, Kogi, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Ondo, Ogun, Ekiti, Osun and Oyo State including the Federal Capital Territory.
“There is likelihood of moderate to heavy rainfall on Sunday 8th October (0000 – 2359hrs), over parts of Taraba, Benue, Plateau, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Oyo, and Ogun States.”
The agency also noted that there is little or no chance of temperature-related hazards across the country due to the low to moderate temperatures that are anticipated during the period.
NiMet also stated that the FCT, Niger, Plateau, and 15 other States may experience strong winds in the next three days.
“In the next three days (6th, 7th, and 8th October 2023), there are prospects of strong winds to affect parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Niger, Katsina, Kwara, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Kaduna, Gombe, Nasarawa, Plateau, Adamawa, Taraba, Yobe and Borno States including the Federal Capital Territory.