NiMet Warns Of Expected Thick Dust Haze In The North

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has alerted the public on the expected deterioration of horizontal visibility in the northern part of the country.

A statement issued by the Agency’s Central Forecast Office observed that fresh dust raised over the source region in Tchad republic is expected to be transported into the country.

The dust is expected to deteriorate horizontal visibility values over the northern part of the country from the time of the issuance of the forecast to the next 24 hours.

The statement revealed that the thick dust haze with horizontal visibility values of less than 1000m are expected over the northern parts of the country, especially over, Borno, Yobe, Kano, Gombe, Bauchi, Katsina, zamfara, and Sokoto..

NiMet therefore cautioned that Flight operations may be disrupted and airline operators are advised to pick up their flight folders at all aerodromes in the country and adhere to regulations, while road users should exert caution while driving along areas with poor visibility during this period. People with respiratory problems should also take caution.

NiMet reiterates it’s commitment to continue to monitor and update as the situation improves or deteriorates.

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