The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze weather conditions from Friday to Sunday across the country.
NiMet’s weather outlook released in Abuja anticipated prospects of thick dust haze on Friday over the North with visibility of less than 1,000m over Yobe, Kano, Katsina and Jigawa.
“However, the remaining parts of the Northern states, the Central cities and the Southern region should be in moderate dust haze condition with (a) visibility range of 1,000m to 5,000m. Localised visibility of less than 1,000m is expected over parts of Kwara and Oyo states within the forecast period,” it said.
According to NiMet, a thick dust haze with horizontal visibility of less than 1,000m is expected over Kano, Katsina, Jigawa and Yobe on Saturday. The agency envisaged the rest of the northern states, the North-Central and South, to be in moderate dust haze condition with a horizontal visibility range of 1,000m to 5,000m throughout the forecast period.
“For Sunday, (a) slight improvement in horizontal visibility is expected over the entire country with moderate dust haze conditions in the range of 1,000 to 5,000m expected over the country within the forecast period. The public are advised to take necessary precautions due to dust particles presently in suspension over the atmosphere,” said the weather agency.
It also advised individuals with respiratory ailments to protect themselves as the current dusty weather condition is adverse to their health.
“Night-time cold temperatures should be expected. Hence, warm clothing is advised for the little ones. All Airline operators are advised to avail themselves of weather reports periodically from NiMet for effective planning in their operations,” it said.