Get Ready! Harmattan Dust Is Approaching
The rains are gradually disappearing and harmattan is coming.
Dust haze is what some regions of Nigeria will have in coming days.
Central Nigerian states should be ready for Monday’s weather, as the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted dust haze over the region.
Visibility range will be 2 to 5 kilometres, requiring that vehicle users should ensure they drive within a controllable speed.
NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Sunday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 27 to 34 and 18 to 22 degrees Celsius.
It added that localised visibility of less than or equal to 2000m would prevail over the region during the forecast period.
The agency predicted that the southern states would experience cloudy to partly cloudy morning conditions with day and night temperatures in the range of 30 to 33 and 18 to 23 degrees Celsius respectively.
It also predicted chances of localised thunderstorms over Ikom, Uyo, Umuahia, Enugu, Owerri, Calabar, Eket, Port-Harcourt, Yenagoa, Warri, Benin, Akure and Ijebu-Ode during the afternoon and evening hours.
In the north, however, the situation is a little different, as states in the region will experience dust haze conditions over most parts, with visibility range of 2 to 3 kilometres.
"The region will also experience localised visibility of less than or equal to 2000m with day and night temperatures of 31 to 37 and 17 to 23 degrees Celsius respectively.
"Dust haze conditions are expected to prevail over northern cities down to the central state with visibility range of less than or equal to 2000 metres over most parts of the northern cities.
"However, localised thunderstorms are likely over some parts of the southern cities in the next 72 hours," it added.