The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted partly cloudy to cloudy weather conditions over the central States of the county on Monday (February 19, 2018) morning.
NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Sunday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 31 to 40 and 14 to 24 degrees Celsius respectively.
It also predicted chances of localised thunderstorms over Benue, Nasarawa, Ilorin and Abuja in the afternoon and evening hour.
The agency predicted that the southern States would experience partly cloudy to cloudy conditions with chances of localised thunderstorms over Lagos and Ijebu in the morning.
It also predicted localised thunderstorms over Port-Harcourt, Calabar, Benin, Akure, and Warri during afternoon and evening hours with day and night temperatures of 30 to 38 and 21 to 26 degrees Celsius respectively.
According to NiMet, Northern States will experience dust haze conditions with visibility range of two to five kilometres and localised to less than a 1000 metres throughout the forecast period.
“Day and night temperature values are expected to be in the range of 32 to 39 and 17 to 20 degrees Celsius respectively over the northern cities.
“Dust haze conditions are expected over the Northern cities down to some parts of the Central states.
“However, there are chances of increased cloudiness with prospect of localised rainfall activities over some parts of the central and the southern region within the next 24 hours,” NiMet predicted.
By Sumaila Ogbaje