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Yuletide: Nigerian Meteorological Agency Predicts Three-Day Dust Haze, Sunshine Nationwide

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) in its weather outlook in Abuja has predicted haziness and sunshine from Saturday to Monday across the countryNigeria.

The Meteorological Agency predicted on Friday moderate dust haze on Saturday with horizontal visibility of 2km and 5km over the Northern region during the forecast period.
According to NiMet, a sunny sky in a hazy atmosphere is expected over the North-Central cities and the inland cities of the Southern parts of the country, while it anticipated partly cloudy skies in a hazy atmosphere over the coastal belt of the country.

The agency further stated that it expects some prospects of localised thunderstorms over parts of Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states later in the day.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the NiMet as stating that “For Sunday, moderate dust haze with horizontal visibility of 2km to 5km is anticipated over the North and the North-central regions during the forecast period.

“Sunny skies in a hazy atmosphere is expected over the inland cities of the South during the forecast period. Patches of clouds in the hazy atmosphere is expected over the coastal cities throughout the forecast period.

“Also for Monday, moderate dust haze with horizontal visibility of 2km to 5km is anticipated over the North, North central and the inland cities of the South during the forecast period.”

The agency predicted that a few cloud patches are expected in the hazy atmosphere over the coastal cities throughout the forecast period.

It urged the public to take necessary precautions as dust particles are suspended, adding that people with asthma and other respiratory issues should be cautious of the present weather situation.

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“Airline operators are advised to get updated weather reports from NiMet for effective planning in their operations,” it added.


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