From Monday through Thursday, the nation is expected to see gloomy skies and thunderstorms, according to the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet.
Tuesday was expected to be cloudy with periods of sunlight over the northern area and the possibility of isolated thunderstorms across some of Taraba and Adamawa states in the morning, according to NiMet’s Weather Outlook, which was announced on Monday in Abuja.
“Thunderstorms are anticipated later in the day across the entire region. Over the North Central Region, cloudy skies are expected in the early morning hours.
Over portions of Plateau, Kwara, Benue, Niger, Kogi, Nasarawa, and the Federal Capital Territory, thunderstorms are expected later in the day (FCT).
Enugu, Imo, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Lagos, and Bayelsa states are likely to see morning rainfall.
The agency predicts cloudy skies on Wednesday with brief periods of sunlight over the northern area, with a chance of thunderstorms over the states of Sokoto, Kebbi, and Zamfara in the early morning.
Later in the day, the agency also predicted thunderstorms for a portion of the states of Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe, Bauchi, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Yobe, and Borno.
“During the early hours, the North Central Region is forecast to be cloudy with a risk of a few isolated thunderstorms over the FCT, Nasarawa, Plateau, and Benue states.
“Thunderstorms are anticipated later in the day across the entire region. Over the Inland cities and portions of the states of Bayelsa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, and Lagos, morning rains are expected.
It stated that “there are chances of rain throughout most of the region in the afternoon and evening hours.”
On Thursday morning, NiMet predicts thunderstorms to pass across portions of the states of Kano, Taraba, Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, and Gombe.