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Thunderstorms loom as NiMet releases predictions for Saturday, Sunday

Rainfall-Lagos

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy morning over the Central States on Saturday, June 24, 2017 with prospects of localised thunderstorms over Yola, Lafia, Abuja, Jos, Minna, Ilorin, Jalingo and Mambilla Plateau. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office on Friday, June 23 in Abuja also predicted prospects of localised thunderstorms over Abuja, Jos, Lafia and its ...

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NIMET advises Borno farmers on early crop planting

farming

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) on Thursday, May 11, 2017 advised farmers in Borno State to tarry a little before planting crops following the recent rainfall in the state. NIMET’s North East Coordinator, Sabo Bitrus, gave the advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri. Bitrus was reacting to the ongoing planting of crops by farmers in ...

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NiMet warns of above-danger heat stress, malaria in 2017

heat wave

NiMet, in its 2017 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction, said heat for too long could cause heat stress, which may in turn lead to several illnesses, collectively referred to as “hyperthermia” The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted that many Nigerians will likely experience “above-danger heat stress” this year due to combination of heat and humidity. NiMet, in its 2017 Seasonal Rainfall ...

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NiMet predicts cloudy, rainy weather for Monday

cloudy weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the central states with slim chances of isolated thunderstorms over Jalingo, Mambilla, Markurdi and environs on Monday morning. The predictions are contained in the Weather Outlook issued by NiMet’s Central Forecast Office on Sunday in Abuja. It stated that localised thunderstorms were expected over the high grounds of Abuja, ...

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It’ll rain cats and dogs on Saturday, predicts NiMET

cloudy weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the central states of the country on Saturday morning with localised thunderstorms over Yola, Bauchi, Jos and some parts. The predictions are contained in the Weather Outlook issued by NiMet’s Central Forecast Office (CFO) on Friday in Abuja. It added that there were chances of thunderstorms over Minna, Bida, ...

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Anxiety over impending extreme weather

Windstorm!

Health and environment experts want governments at all levels to allocate more resources to help cushion the effect of extreme weather condition in the country predicted by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET). NIMET had recently in its annual rainfall prediction told Nigerians to get ready for more hot days, warm nights and heat waves this year. The experts believe that the ...

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Stakeholders review flood response profile ahead 2016 rains

Muhammed-Sani-Sidi

As the nation awaits this year’s Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) courtesy of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) as well as the Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) by the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), stakeholders have attempted an appraisal of last year’s flood response profile in order to ensure a hitch-free 2016 preparedness. Both the SRP and AFO are analysed to make ...

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Preparing for the rains, preventing flood

Going by global climate history and the forecast by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), it is almost certain that the rains are set to resume full turtle for the months of July, August and September. The advent of the raining season every year is always greeted with great enthusiasm, particularly by farmers. This usually marks the prelude to the farming ...

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Nwajiuba: How to prepare for 2013 rains

The issue As we approach the rainy season, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has warned of possible heavy rainfall this year. Last year NIMET also warned, but this seemed not heeded. The cost in terms of human and materials losses were very severe, and we are still studying to understand the dimensions of the loses in  health, housing and infrastructure, ...

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Lagos climate summit: Proffering solution to global warming

On July 10, 2011, the heavens suddenly opened up and, for 16 hours non-stop, Lagos experienced a torrential rainfall that led to loss of lives and destruction of property. Then on February 13, 2012, an unprecedented storm with wind speed hovering between 75km and 100km befell bustling city, damaging numerous homes, 49 public schools, one administrative building and killed nine ...

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