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Prepare for Heavy Rainfall, NiMet Tells Kaduna, Taraba, Plateau, Others

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted heavy rainfall in Benue, Kaduna, Niger, Plateau and Taraba states in the coming days.

NiMet also noted that Delta, Imo, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers, Bayelsa, Ekiti and Osun states will experience heavy rainfall from now to June 24.

The agency disclosed this in its weekly weather forecast bulletin on the situation in Nigeria.

It added that the forecast is valid for seven days ending on June 24, 2024.

The bulletin reads “During the week, the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) is expected to be strong within the week over the West African region. Good moisture influx and velocity divergence is expected to enhance the prospects of Heavy rainfall over parts of Niger, Plateau, Benue, Kaduna, Taraba, Delta, Imo, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers, Bayelsa, Ekiti and Osun states.”

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According to NiMet some States that would experience moderate to heavy rainfall.

“Moderate to heavy rainfall is anticipated over parts of Zamfara, Kano, Borno, Gombe, Adamawa, the Federal Capital Territory, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Ondo, Lagos, Edo, Enugu, Ebonyi and Anambra states.”

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It predicted low rainfall over parts of Sokoto, Katsina, Jigawa and Yobe States, adding that the rest of the country should experience low to moderate rainfall.

The agency cautioned that the heavy rainfall in some parts of the country could lead to flash floods.

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