The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, (NiMet), has cautioned Nigerians on possible poor visibility in the coming days.
According to a release by the Agency’s Central Forecast Office, the development is as a result of fresh dust plumes raised at the dust source region, Faya Largeau in Chad Republic.
This, according to the statement, is expected into the country and would reduce horizontal visibility.
“Dust haze conditions are expected to intensify before the end of the day over most of the Northern cities, horizontal visibility should further deteriorate from 0600 local time of 15th December 2021, as thick dust haze should be observed over some of the Northern cities keeping visibilities to 1000m and below over places like Maiduguri, Yobe Nguru, Potiskum, Dutse, Gombe,Yola, Bauchi, Katsina, Kano, and Kaduna”, the noted.
It, therefore, warned that flight operations may be disrupted, hence advised airline operators to pick up their flight folders and adhere to regulations, especially at aerodromes in the Northern parts of the country, while urging road users to exert caution while driving along areas with poor visibility during this period.
It added that people with respiratory problems should take caution.
In the meantime, NiMet in its High Temperature Outlook warned that high-temperature between 35°C and 40°C is expected over parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Kaduna, as well as Zamfara states in the northwest.
Similarly, the agency noted that in the northeast, temperature greater than 35°C and less than 40°C is expected over parts of Taraba, and Adamawa.
“In the north-central, parts of Niger, Kwara, Kogi, FCT, Nasarawa, Benue, Kogi, and Plateau states are also expected to experience 35°C and less than 40°C.
“Areas in the south that are expected to record the same temperature range (35°C and less than 40°C) include parts of Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Edo, Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra, Imo and Cross River,” it further stated.