NIMET Warns Of Slight Rise In Temperature

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has warned of slight rise in temperature in some parts of the country in the next couple of days.

In a weather advisory released by the Central Forecast Office on the 11th of December 2021 titled HIGH-TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK, NiMet revealed that High-temperature greater than 40°C is expected over parts of Nasarawa, Benue, Taraba and Plateau. Temperature greater than 35°C but less than 40°C is expected over parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, and Kaduna in the northwest. Moreover, in the northeast, parts of Borno, Gombe, Bauchi, Yobe, Taraba, and Adamawa are predicted to be in the same temperature range. The statement also added that In the north-central, Niger, Kwara, Kogi, FCT, Nasarawa, Benue, and Plateau are also expected to experience temperature greater than 35°C and less than 40°C. Areas in the south that are expected to record the same temperature range include parts of Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Edo, northern Enugu, Ebonyi, and Cross River.

NiMet advised that to cope and stay safe in the extreme heat:, Nigerians should drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration; Avoid leaving humans or animals in the car, especially young children.

The release further advised people to stay in the shade such as trees if you have to wait outside, while they should also endeavour to wear light and bright clothing, and avoid wearing dark colors during this period.

NiMet will continue to monitor the trend for any changes.

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