According to the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), approximately 15 states across Nigeria are expected to encounter substantial rainfall over the next three days.
Additionally, the agency has projected the presence of strong winds in at least 18 states from Friday, October 6, to Sunday, October 8.
In their latest Impact-based weather forecast bulletin issued on Thursday, NiMet stated, “Prospects of moderate to heavy rainfall during the forecast period (from 0000 to 2359hrs, Friday, October 5th, 2023) exist over parts of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Bauchi, Kaduna, Plateau, Taraba, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Kogi, Kwara, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, and Ogun States.”
They further specified, “There are chances of moderate to heavy rainfall on Saturday, October 7th (from 0000 to 2359hrs), over parts of Adamawa, Taraba, Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau, Cross River, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Imo, Anambra, Kogi, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Ondo, Ogun, Ekiti, Osun, and Oyo states, including the Federal Capital Territory.”
NiMet also indicated, “There is a likelihood of moderate to heavy rainfall on Sunday, October 8th (from 0000 to 2359hrs), over parts of Taraba, Benue, Plateau, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Oyo, and Ogun states.”
Furthermore, NiMet assured that there is a low probability of temperature-related hazards across the nation due to the expected low to moderate temperatures during this period.
The agency also cautioned that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Niger, Plateau, and 15 other states might experience strong winds over the next three days.
NiMet reported, “In the next three days (October 6, 7, 8, 2023), there are prospects of strong winds to affect parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Niger, Katsina, Kwara, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Kaduna, Gombe, Nasarawa, Plateau, Adamawa, Taraba, Yobe, and Borno states, including the FCT.”