Joel Oladele, Abuja
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has warned of possible rise in temperature across some cities in Nigeria, which may lead to thermal discomfort.
In a release signed on Saturday by the General Manager, Public Relations of the Agency, Muntari Ibrahim, the Agency said that observations from the source region indicate that temperature is expected to rise above 40 degrees in the next 48 hours.
“Parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Taraba, and Adamawa are expected to record temperatures greater than 40°C. While most parts of the Northern cities are expected to record temperatures between 35°C to 40°C, this includes parts of Oyo, Kwara, FCT, Nasarawa, and Benue,” it read.
The statement further warned that cities like Bauchi, Gombe, Borno, and Yola are at risk of experiencing high thermal discomfort, while in the following days, parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Taraba, and Adamawa are expected to experience temperatures greater than 40°C.
NiMet therefore advised people in these locations to drink a lot of fluid through this period. The agency assured continuous monitoring of the weather and update Nigerians accordingly.