Five States in the northern part of the country as well as the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, are expected to experience four days of heavy rainfall.

This was made known by the Nigerian Metrological Agency, NiMet, in its latest weather forecast, on Tuesday, 30th August, 2022.

The states expected to experience the downpour are Niger, Bauchi, Plateau, Nasarawa, parts of Kaduna State and the FCT, Abuja.

NiMet also disclosed that moderate to heavy rainfall is also expected in states like Kwara, Oyo, Kogi, Ogun, Ekiti, Ondo, Sokoto, Katsina, Zamfara, Kebbi, Kano, Jigawa, Yobe, Borno, Gombe, Adamawa, Taraba, Benue, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Enugu, Abia, Imo, Anambra, Rivers, Edo and Delta State.

According to the report, low to moderate rainfall is expected in parts of the country within the period under review.

“While lite or no rains are expected in few states, as a result of the heavy rains expected over parts of central cities and the moderate rainfall expected over the southeastern part of the country for two consecutive days. There are chances of flash floods on roads, low-lying settlements and river channels”, NiMet said.

“Also, moderate and heavy rainfall events are expected to be accompanied by strong winds especially over the northern and central states during the forecast period.

“Hence, the public is advised to avoid low-lying terrains, not to drive through running water, clear waterways of debris, avoid standing under trees and unsecured structures during the rain, and switch off electrical appliances before the rains”, the statement added.

Story: Christy Dung


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