NiMet Warns Against Deteriorating Visibility

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, (NiMet), has cautioned the public on the possibility of deterioration in visibility as a result of observed dust haze propagated into the country from the source region.

The agency gave the warning in a statement on Wednesday by the General Manager, Public Relations, Muntari Ibrahim in Abuja.

According to a release from the Agency this afternoon, “Winds over 10m and 925hPha are favourable for Dust-Haze propagations into the Northern parts of the country.

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Stations in the source region, Niger (Goure, Zinder, Maine-Soroa, Diffa, N-Guigmi, and 61091) reported horizontal visibility between 800m and 6000m.

The sources from Chad are expected to report poor horizontal visibility in the next 24 hours, based on available models” the alert reads.

Explaining further the statement revealed that due to strong winds, the dust in suspension is expected to propagate to some states in the northern part of the country, which will further reduce horizontal visibility, especially over Katsina, Kano, Nguru, Jigawa, Potiskum, and Maiduguri in the next 24hours.

NiMet therefore advises members of the public to take necessary precautions due to dust particles presently in suspension over the atmosphere.

Individuals with respiratory ailments are advised to protect themselves as the current weather condition is not good for their health.

Airline operators are also advised to avail themselves of weather reports from NiMet for effective planning in their operations.

NiMet assured Nigerians that it will continue to monitor the weather and provide updates when necessary.

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