NiMet warns of heavy rainfall and strong winds in many states this week

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has issued a weather alert for many states in the country, predicting heavy rainfall and strong winds from Tuesday to Thursday this week.

According to NiMet, moderate to heavy rainfall is expected on Tuesday over parts of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Imo, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Kogi, and Ondo States.

On Wednesday, the agency said that there are good chances of moderate to heavy rainfall over parts of Kaduna, Nasarawa, the FCT, Plateau, Taraba, Oyo, Ekiti, Osun, Ondo, Kwara, Edo, Kogi, Anambra, Imo, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi, Akwa Ibom, and Cross River State.

The agency also said that on Wednesday, parts of Katsina, Kano, Yobe, Jigawa, Bauchi, and Borno states in the far north of the country are likely to experience high temperatures. However, due to the low to moderate temperatures expected during this period, there is little or no risk of temperature-related hazards across the country.

By Thursday, NiMet said that moderate to heavy rainfall is expected over parts of Ogun, Lagos, Osun, Ekiti, the FCT, Kaduna, Niger, Nasarawa, Plateau, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Anambra, Imo, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Ebonyi, Cross River, Taraba, and Adamawa State.

Furthermore, NiMet said that very strong winds are likely to affect the extreme north-eastern parts of the country, especially parts of Gombe, Yobe, Adamawa, and Borno State, from Tuesday to Thursday.

NiMet advised residents and authorities in the affected states to take necessary precautions and follow weather updates from the agency.

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