The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze weather conditions with visibility range of three to five kilometres over the central states of the country on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Friday, also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 25 to 35 and seven to 20 degrees Celsius respectively.
The agency predicted that the Southern states would experience hazy conditions over the inland cities and early morning mist/fog patches over Uyo, Ikom, Calabar, Yenegoa and Port-Harcourt with partly cloudy skies over the south-west coast.
It also predicted slim chances of localised rain showers over Port-Harcourt, Calabar, Yenegoa and Eket in the afternoon and evening hours with day and night temperatures in the range of 32 to 35 and 14 to 22 degrees Celsius respectively.
According to NiMet, Northern states will experience dust haze conditions with visibility range of one to three kilometres with day and night temperatures in the range of 27 to 30 and 11 to 18 degrees Celsius respectively.
“Observation shows that there are still dust particles in suspension over the country and the northern states are expected to be in dust haze condition with visibility range of about one to three kilometres.
“The central cities are anticipated to be in dust haze with visibility range of three to five kilometers.
“Hazy condition are envisaged over the inland cities with slim prospect for localised rain showers over some places in the coastal cities within the next 24 hours,” NiMet predicted.
By Sumaila Ogbaje