NIMET lists Nigerian states to experience rainfall in next three days


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) said on Tuesday that moderate to heavy rainfall was anticipated in several states of the country from Wednesday, June 12, to Friday, June 15.

This chance of a downpour is expected in the early hours of Wednesday in parts of Taraba, Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Ekiti, Osun, Oyo, Ondo, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Plateau, Kogi, Edo, the FCT and Zamfara states.

During the forecast period, light to moderate rainfall is also expected over places in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Benue and Taraba states.

In the rest of the country, NiMet predicts very light or no rain.

As a result of the expected moderate to heavy rainfall, the agency said flash flooding and strong winds may accompany the rains.

Therefore, it advised the public not to drive through surface runoff waters, as they have strong undercurrents.

Other likely hazards include slippery road surfaces and reduced visibility during the rain, which can disrupt road traffic.

“Strong winds are a threat to weak structures, trees and masts,” NiMet said, advising citizens to disconnect electrical appliances before and not during the rains.

The public is, however, advised to watch out for updates.

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