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NiMet predicts cloudy, hazy weather conditions

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudiness and dust haze from Monday, December 27 to Wednesday, December 29, 2021, across the nation.

cloudy weather
Cloudy weather

NiMet’s weather outlook released on Sunday, December 26 in Abuja predicted moderate dust haze over the northern region on Monday.

It forecast horizontal visibility values from 2000m to 5000m and localised horizontal visibility value of less than or equal to 1000m throughout the forecast period.

“Moderate dust haze should prevail over the north central region throughout the forecast period.

“Moderate dust haze is expected over the inland cities of the south within the forecast period.

“Partly cloudy to hazy atmosphere is anticipated over the coastal cities of south with slim chances of localised thunderstorms over parts of Delta, Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Bayelsa states during afternoon evening period,” it said.

According to NiMet, moderate dust haze is anticipated over the northern region on Tuesday.

The agency envisaged north central cities with horizontal visibility values of 2000m to 5000m throughout the forecast period.

It anticipated inland cities and the coastal cities of the south to be predominantely hazy with patches of cloud and mist or fog in the early morning hours.

According to it, there slim prospects of isolated rains over parts of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Cross River states later in the day.

“For Wednesday, dust haze is expected over the northern and the north-central region of the country during the forecast period.

“The inland and the coastal cities of the south should be in partly cloudy to hazy atmosphere throughout the forecast period,” it said.

By Gabriel Agbeja

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