The Nigerian Meteorological Agency(NiMet) has warned of possible rise in temperature across some cities in the country saying, it may lead to thermal discomfort.
The agency disclosed this in a statement on Sunday by the General Manager, Public Relations, Muntari Ibrahim.
NiMet said, observations from the source region indicates that temperature was expected to rise above 40 degrees in the next 48 hours.
According to the statement, “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,”.
The statement further warned that 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 Agency therefore, advised people in these locations to drink a lot of fluid throughout this period.
NiMet assures of continuous monitoring of the weather and updates Nigerians accordingly.