Expect three-day downpour in Ogun, FCT, 13 states – NIMET


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted that about 15 states across the country will experience heavy rainfall in the next three days.

The agency also forecasts strong winds in at least 18 states from Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 8.

The latest weather prediction was contained in the latest edition of the Impact-based weather forecast bulletin issued by the Agency on Thursday.

Earlier, the agency recently warned of hazy weather and disruption in visibility in some northern states.

On the rainfall predictions, the agency stated:

“Prospects of moderate to heavy rainfall during the forecast period (0000 – 2359hrs, Friday 5th October 2023), exist over parts of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Bauchi, Kaduna, Plateau, Taraba, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Kogi, Kwara, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, and Ogun States.”

“There are chances of moderate to heavy rainfall on Saturday 7th October (0000 – 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.

“There is a likelihood of moderate to heavy rainfall on Sunday 8th October (0000 – 2359hrs), over parts of Taraba, Benue, Plateau, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Oyo, and Ogun states.”

The agency also noted that there is little or no chance of temperature-related hazards across the country due to the low to moderate temperatures that are anticipated during the period.

NiMet also stated that the FCT, Niger, Plateau, and 15 other States may experience strong winds in the next three days.

“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.”