NiMet Predicts Dust Haze For First Three Days Of 2024

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, (NiMet) has predicted dust haze over the North and North Central States of the country starting on Monday, January 1 to Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

The Meteorological Agency sends the weather alerts from its Central Forecast Office, (CFO).

NiMet had earlier alerted on similar climatic conditions which lasted between December 29 to December 31.

Here’s NiMet’s latest prediction:

Day 1 (Monday 1st): Slight Dust
Haze is expected over the North and North Central region throughout the
forecast period.

Moderate Dust Haze with horizontal visibility of 2 – 5km is expected over the Inlandareas of the South and Coastal cities with slim prospects of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa states during the afternoon/evening period.

Day 2 (Tuesday 2nd): Sunny and Hazy atmosphere is expected over the North and North Central regions throughout the forecast period. Moderate Dust Haze with horizontal visibility of 2 – 5km is expected overthe Inland areas of the South and Coastal cities with
prospects of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Lagos, Rivers, Bayelsa
and Delta states in the afternoon/
evening period.

Day 3 (Wednesday 3rd): Sunny and
Hazy atmosphere is anticipated over the North and North Central region
during the forecast period.

Moderate Dust Haze with horizontal visibility of 2 – 5km is expected over the Inland areas of the South while few clouds in hazy atmosphere is expected over the Coastal belt throughout the forecast period.

Potential impact/Advisory
(i) Dust particles are in suspension, public should take necessary precautions.
(ii) People with Asthma and
other respiratory issues should be
cautious of the present weather
situations.
(iii) Airline operators are advised to
get updated weather reports from
NiMet for effective planning in their operations.


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