NIMET predicts heavy rainfall, thunderstorms



Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has warned of heavy rainfall and thunderstorm in some parts of country over next three days.

General Manager, Public Relations, Mr Ibrahim Muntari, issued warning in a statement in Lagos Friday.

Muntari explained that a three-day forecast released by Central Forecast Office (CFO), observed that thunderstorms were expected over parts of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Adamawa, Taraba, Bauchi and Kaduna.

According to him, other places are: Jigawa, Gombe, Kano and Yobe states. He said parts of Niger, FCT and Nasarawa also had prospects of thunderstorm and intermittent rains.

spokesperson further noted that there were chances of moderate to heavy rainfall in parts of Benue, Bauchi, Plateau, Southern Borno, Gombe and Southern Yobe.

Muntari added that cloudy and light rains were expected over rest of country.

As a result of expected heavy rainfall and soil moisture, he said there were chances of flooding of roads, low lying settlements, stream and river channels, and disruption of traffic.

“Other effects are reduction in flight visibility, delay in flight operations, damage to mud houses and make shift structures, damage to roads and bridges,” he said.

Muntari said agency, therefore, advised public to exercise restraint and wait till after rains to commute.

He assured that NiMet would continue to monitoring and update any changes in weather pattern. (NAN)