The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) on Saturday,
May 5 predicted cloudy weather conditions over the central states of the country with slim chances of thunderstorms over Mambilla Plateau in the morning of Sunday, May 6.
NiMet’s weather outlook by its central forecast office in Abuja also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 23 to 35 and 17 to 25 degrees Celsius respectively.
The report added that thunderstorms were expected over Abuja, Yola, Bauchi, Gombe, Lafia, Jos, Makurdi, Lokoja and Minna axis during the afternoon and evening hours.
The agency predicted that the southern states would experience cloudy morning over the inland cities with prospect of isolated thunderstorms and this would be over Enugu, Awka, Owerri, Umuahia, Ado-Ekiti, Akure, Ibadan and Abeokuta axis in the afternoon and evening period.
The weather forecast further predicted cloudy conditions over south-west coast region with prospects of localised thunderstorms over Port-Harcourt, Calabar and Eket in the morning hours.
NiMet also predicts localised thunderstorms and rain showers over most parts of the region later in the day with day and night temperatures in the range of 31 to 34 and 20 to 26 degrees Celsius respectively.
NiMet’s report shows that the northern states would experience partly cloudy to cloudy morning with chances of increased cloudiness in the afternoon and evening period.
“Northern states will also have day and night temperatures in the ranges of 34 to 39 and 24 to 30 degrees Celsius respectively.
“Stable weather condition is most likely over the northern states with prospects of isolated thunderstorms over the central cities and the southern parts of the country in the next 24 hours,” NiMet predicts.
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