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NIMET tells FCT, 23 states to expect 48-hour downpour

Some states in the country have been placed on flash flood alerts by the Nigerian Meteorological (NIMET) Agency.

This was contained in the agency’s latest bulletin release Thursday, in which it also forecasts 48 hours of downpour between Thursday [today] and Friday.

According to the bulletin, “Moderate-to-heavy rainfall is expected within the forecast period of Thursday 28th and Friday 29th September 2023, over parts of Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau, Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Kaduna, Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi, Enugu, Edo, Delta, and Bayelsa.

“Other states to be affected are Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi, Kwara, Benue State including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.”

The agency noted that other parts of the country will also experience some wetness arising from light-to-moderate rainfalls, noting that, “The expected moderate to heavy rainfall is probable to cause some flash flooding over their areas of occurrence.

“However, strong winds should accompany the rains with the strongest winds expected over parts of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Bauchi, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, and Kebbi State.”

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NiMET then advised residents of the above-mentioned states to desist from driving in the rain and to also keep-off surface runoff waters as they could have strong undercurrents.

“Motorists who risk driving in the rain will contend with slippery road surfaces and reduced visibility,” NiMET cautioned.

Joke Kujenya
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