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NiMet predicts three-day dust haze condition from Friday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze weather condition from Friday, January 6 to Sunday, January 8, 2023, across the country.

Low Visibility Dust Haze
Low visibility caused by dust haze

NiMet’s weather outlook released in Abuja anticipated prospects of thick dust haze on Friday over the Northern region with visibility of less than 1,000m over Yobe, Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states.

“However, the remaining parts of the Northern states, the Central cities and the Southern region should be in moderate dust haze condition with visibility range of 1,000m to 5,000m.

“Localised visibility of less than 1, 000m is expected over parts of Kwara and
Oyo states within the forecast period,” it said.

According to NiMet, thick dust haze with horizontal visibility of less than 1,000m is expected over Kano, Katsina, Jigawa and Yobe on Saturday.

The agency envisaged the rest of the northern states, the North central and southern region of the country to be in moderate dust haze condition with horizontal visibility range of 1,000m to 5,000m throughout the forecast period.

“For Sunday, slight improvement in horizontal visibility is expected over the entire country with moderate dust haze condition in the range of 1,000 to 5,000m is expected over the country within the forecast period.

”The public are advised to take necessary precautions due to dust particles presently in suspension over the atmosphere.

“Individuals with respiratory ailments are to protect themselves as the current dusty weather condition is adverse to their health.

”Night-time cold temperatures should be expected, hence, warm clothing are advised for the little ones. All Airline operators are advised to avail themselves of weather reports periodically from NiMet for effective planning in their operations,” it said.

By Gabriel Agbeja

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