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Nigerians to experience sunshine and haze between Thursday and Saturday

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) forecast sunshine and haze across the country from Thursday to Saturday.

The forecast, released in Abuja on Wednesday, predicted sunny and hazy conditions on Thursday in the northern region.

The agency said a moderate dust haze is expected in horizontal visibility of two to five kilometres over the North-Central throughout the forecast period.

“The inland cities of the South should be in moderate dust haze with a visibility range of two to five kilometres. However, isolated rain showers are expected over parts of Imo and coast of Ondo state during the afternoon and evening hours.

“The coastal cities of the South should experience early morning mist and fog patches which are expected to lift to give few patches of clouds along with hazy atmosphere during the morning hours.”

In addition to localised rain showers expected in Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Rivers and Delta later on Friday, NiMet predicts a hazy atmosphere with sunshine across the north-western region and moderate dust haze over the north-eastern region with horizontal visibility of two to five kilometres.

According to NiMet, the north-central region will be in moderate dust haze with a visibility range of two to five kilometres throughout Friday.

“Moderate dust haze is anticipated over the inland cities of the South, while the coastal cities should be hazy with few patches of clouds during the morning hours.

The meteorological agency further stated that “there are prospects of isolated rain showers over parts of Lagos, Ogun, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Bayelsa in the afternoon and evening hours.”

On Saturday, the weather service expects thick dust haze over the northern region and moderate dust haze over the north-central region with visibility ranging from two to five kilometres.

“Inland cities of South should be in moderate dust haze with visibility range of two to five kilometres, and coastal cities of South should be hazy with patches of clouds within the forecast period,“ it added.

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