While some northern states recorded the first rain of the year, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has predicted haze and dust weather conditions for the next three days across northwest and northeastern states.
NiMET in a new forecast released in Abuja said that dust haze condition is expected to take a toll on horizontal visibility between 2km to 5km on Friday.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a moderate dust haze atmosphere is anticipated across the northcentral states of Plateau, Niger and the Federal Capital Territory throughout the forecast period.
“On Friday, moderate dust haze condition with horizontal visibility of 2km to 5km is anticipated over the Northern region during the forecast period.
“Cloudy conditions with sunny intervals are expected over the North Central region however, there are prospects of moderate dust haze over Plateau, Niger and Federal Capital Territory throughout the forecast period.
“Partly cloudy conditions are anticipated over the inland cities of the South and coastal areas during the morning hours.
“Thunderstorms are expected over parts of Cross River, Bayelsa and Delta States in the afternoon/evening hours.
“Partly cloudy conditions are anticipated over the inland cities of the South and coastal cities with chances of morning thunderstorms over Cross River and River States.
“In the afternoon/evening period, thunderstorms are expected over parts of Imo, Abia, Ondo, Edo, Cross River, Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa States,” it said.
However, last week, some parts of Plateau, FCT and Bauchi recorded the first rain of the year, an indication that normally suggests the end of harmattan season in northern states.