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Thunderstorms loom as NiMet releases predictions for Saturday, Sunday

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.

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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 environs during the afternoon and evening hours.

It also predicted cloudy morning over the region on Sunday, June 25 with prospects of localised thunderstorms over Minna and Ilorin and chances of localised thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours.

NiMet added that the central region would have day and night temperatures 26 to 32 and 17 to 27 degrees Celsius respectively.

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The agency said the South Eastern States would experience cloudy morning on Saturday with chances of localised thunderstorms over Owerri, Umuahia, Awka, Abakaliki and Abakiliki in the afternoon and evening hours.

It added that Sunday would witness cloudy morning with chances of localised thunderstorms over Umuahia, Enugu, Awka and its environs in the afternoon and evening hours.

According to NiMet, south eastern states will have day and night temperatures of 30 to 33 and 22 to 24 degrees Celsius respectively.

NiMet predicted: “South Western region is expected to be cloudy on Saturday morning with chances of localised thunderstorms over Akure, Ibadan, Ado-Ekiti, Abeokuta, Shaki and its environs in the afternoon and evening hours.

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“Cloudy conditions are expected on Sunday morning with chances of localised thunderstorms over places like Akure, Ado-Ekiti, Ibadan, Oshogbo and its environs in the afternoon and evening hours.

“Day and Night temperature values are expected to be in the range of 28 to 32 and 20 to 25 degrees Celsius respectively.”

NiMet further predicted that South-South region would experience prospects of localised rains over Port Harcourt, Yenagoa, Benin, Calabar, Lagos and Warri Saturday and Sunday mornings.

It also predicted prospects localised thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening periods throughout the forecast period with day and night temperatures of 29 to 33 and 21 to 24 degrees Celsius respectively.

According to NiMet, Northern States will experience localised thunderstorm on Saturday morning with cloudy conditions and prospects of isolated thunderstorms over Sokoto, Yelwa, Dutse and Kano during the afternoon and evening hours.

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It stated: “Cloudy conditions will characterise the sky on Sunday morning with chances of localised thunderstorms over Sokoto, Yelwa, Dutse, Kano and Gusau.

“Later in the day, the entire region is expected to remain cloudy with day and night temperatures of 30 to 34 and 20 to 26 degrees Celsius respectively.

“There are prospects of localised thunderstorms occurrence in most cities across the country especially in the afternoon and evening hours in the next 48 hours.”

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