By Gabriel Agbeja
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunshine and thunderstorms across the country from Monday to Wednesday.
NiMet weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja predicted cloudy conditions with intervals of sunshine over the northern region on Monday to Wednesday.
It also predicted chances of a few thunderstorms over Taraba, Southern Borno, Gombe, Bauchi, Kaduna and Adamawa axis later in the day.
According to the agency, there are chances of morning thunderstorms over central cities like Abuja, Kogi and Nassarawa.
NiMet forecasts prospects of thunderstorms over central cities in the afternoon/evening hours with cloudy mornings over southern areas with chances of a few thunderstorms over Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Port Harcourt axis.
It further forecasts better prospects of thunderstorms over the southern region during the afternoon/evening period.
“On Tuesday, cloudy conditions are likely over the northern region with chances of thunderstorms over Gombe, southern Borno, Adamawa, Kaduna and Zaria in the afternoon/evening period.
“Cloudy conditions with prospects of thunderstorms over Abuja, Nassarawa, Plateau, Kogi, Niger and Kwara during the afternoon/evening period are expected.
“The southern region should be cloudy in the morning hours with the exception of Enugu, Ondo and a few cities on the coast that has chances of thunderstorms.
“More prospect of thunderstorms is expected over the region in the afternoon/evening period.’’
NiMet predicted patches of clouds with intervals of sunshine and light thunderstorms on Wednesday over the north eastern axis in the morning hours.
The agency envisaged cloudy conditions with prospects of a few thunderstorms over Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Kaduna, Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba in the afternoon/evening hours.
According to the agency, the central cities should be cloudy with possibilities of thunderstorms over Kogi, Benue and Nassarawa in the morning hours.
NiMet, however, forecast chances of thunderstorms over Nassarawa and Abuja in the afternoon/evening period with the southern region to be cloudy with prospects of thunderstorms over south east inland and coastal cities in the morning.
“In the afternoon/evening hours, thunderstorms are anticipated over most parts of the region.’’ (NAN)