NIGERIANS have been warned to brace up for a torrential rainfall that may sweep across most parts of the country today, amid cloudy weather conditions and heavy thunderstorm.
The warning was handed down by Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) yesterday in a Weather Outlook projection in Abuja.
According to the agency, the spate of foul weather will begin from North Central towns of Lokoja, Lafia, Kaduna and Abuja before building up to Gombe, Yola, Mambilla Plateau, in the morning and sweeping down to Enugu, Owerri, Aba, Awka and Port Harcourt in the southern belt of Nigeria.
It also predicted greater chances of rain across many regions later in the day with daytime and night temperatures of 25 to 31 and 15 to 23 degrees Celsius respectively.
The agency predicted that Northern states would have thunderstorms in places like Sokoto, Gusau and Yelwa axis while the North East was predicted to be cloudy in the morning hours, with higher prospects of thunderstorms over the region in the afternoon and evening hours with daytime and night temperatures of 31 to 36 and 22 to 25 degrees Celsius.
NiMet also forecast that southwest inland towns will not be spared as sporadic thunderstorms and rains will be experienced over the coast in the morning hours.
“There are prospects of thunderstorms and rains in the region in the afternoon and evening hours with day and night temperatures of 28 to 31 and 22 to 24 degrees.
Moderate and intermittent rains are anticipated over the country in the next 24 hours,” NiMet predicted.