Temperature to exceed 40°C, NiMet warns

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency on Sunday raised an alarm over the possibility of thermal discomfort across some cities in the country.

In a statement released by the Nimet General Manager, Public Relations, Muntari Ibrahim, the agency said observations from the source region indicate that temperature was expected to rise above 40 degrees in the next 48 hours.

The statement partly reads, “parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Taraba, and Adamawa are expected to record temperatures greater than 40°C. While most parts of the Northern cities are expected to record temperatures between 35°C to 40°C, this includes parts of Oyo, Kwara, FCT, Nasarawa, and Benue.”

Cities like Bauchi, Gombe, Borno, and Yola are at risk of experiencing high thermal discomfort, while the following days, parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Taraba, and Adamawa are expected to experience temperatures greater than 40°C, the statement said.

NiMet advises people in the listed locations to drink a lot of fluid throughout this period.

NiMet further assures of continuous monitoring of the weather and updates Nigerians accordingly

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