The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted Sunny and hazy conditions for Wednesday.
NiMet’s weather outlook on Tuesday in Abuja predicted sunny and hazy cobditions over the Northern region with few chances of thunderstorms over the Southern parts of Central states and Southern states
” For Northern states, sunny and hazy conditions are anticipated over this region throughout the forecast period.
“Day and night temperatures are expected to be 33 to 37 degree Celsius and 15 to 22 degrer Celsius respectively, ” it said.
NiMet envisaged partly cloudy to sunny conditions over the region in the morning hours with chances of thunderstorm over the Southern parts of the region in the afternoon/evening period.
It predicted day and night temperatures of the region to be 27 to 35 degree Celsius and 15 to 24 degree Celsius respectively.
NiMet also predicted cloudy conditions with chances of morning thunderstorms over the south east coastal region of Southern states.
“Later in the day, there are prospects of thunderstorms over the region.
“Day and night temperature values are expected to be in 29 to 35 degree Celsius and 20 to 24 degree Celsius respectively,” NiMet predicted. (NAN
Edited by Tayo Ikujuni/Felix Ajide
Flood: NEMA trains emergency vanguards in Imo, Abia on quick response
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has inaugurated local emergency response vanguards in various communities in Imo and Abia, to collaborate with the agency in tackling incidences of disaster.
The Head, Imo/Abia Operation Office, Mr Evans Ugoh, made this know in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Owerri.
Ugoh said that the decision to train the local response vangards, was in line with the agenda of NEMA’s Director-General, AVM. Muhammed Muhammed (rtd), of taking disaster management to the grassroots.
He said that NEMA was mindful of the 2020 flood prediction and would intensify response activities, to ensure that incidences of disaster were curtailed in Nigeria.
The head of the operation office implored the response vanguards to discharge their duties with dedication, and warned that the agency would not tolerate inefficiency from them.
Ugoh said that the agency ended the training with retreats in Umuahia in Abia, and Isu Local Government Area in Imo, with the coordinators of the response vanguards in attendance.
He urged the coordinators to always monitor sea level in their areas and regularly update the local government authorities on the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET)’s flood predictions and the need for preparedness.
He also advised the flood-prone communities in the two states to always adhere to NEMA’s yearly flood early warning measures.
Edited By: Bola Akingbehin/Ejike Obeta (NAN)
NiMet predicts cloudy, thundery weather activities Monday to Wednesday
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy and thundery weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
NiMet`s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja predicted cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms over some parts of northern states.
The states are Yobe, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa, Sokoto, Taraba, Kebbi and Katsina.
According to the agency, the rest of the region will be under cloudy conditions during the time.
“Later in the day, cloudy skies with pockets of thunderstorms are anticipated over the region with the exception of Sokoto where cloudy condition is expected.
“Over the central region, cloudy skies with isolated rain showers are anticipated over Jos, Nasarawa, Makurdi, Niger and Abuja during the morning hours.
“As the day progresses, much cloudiness is expected to prevail over the region with prospects of thunderstorms over Benue, Abuja, Niger and Plateau States.’’
The agency predicted that southern coast and the inland would be cloudy with the exception of Ikom, Obudu, Calabar in Cross River and Eket in Akwa Ibom, where light rain showers were anticipated during the morning hours.
It further predicted that some southeast inland and coastal cities such as Enugu, Umuahia, Obudu, Uyo, Calabar, Eket, Port-Harcourt and Yenagoa are expected to experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers later in the day.
The agency, however, envisaged cloudy skies over the inland and coastal areas of the Southwest.
According to NiMet, morning thunderstorms are likely over Katsina, Borno, Taraba and Katsina on Tuesday, while the rest of the northern region is expected to be cloudy during the morning hours.
“Places like Southern Borno, Bauchi, and Gombe will experience cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms in the evening while the rest of the region are expected to be cloudy.
“Cloudy skies with thunderstorms are expected over Niger axis, while other parts of the central cities will experience much cloudiness during the morning hours.
“Scattered thunderstorms are anticipated over Kaduna and Niger States in the afternoon with more prospects in the evening.
“Cloudy conditions are expected over inland and coast of the south during the morning and evening period.’’
NiMet forecast cloudy skies over the northern region with chances of thunderstorms over Borno, Gombe, and Adamawa during the morning hours of Wednesday.
It also predicted pockets of thunderstorms over Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Zamfara and Kebbi States.
“Cloudy skies are expected to prevail across the central region during the morning hours, while thunderstorms are expected over the high grounds of the central states during the afternoon and evening period.
“Cloudiness is expected to prevail over the inland and the coastal belt throughout the forecast period.’’
Edited By: Dianabasi Effiong/Silas Nwoha (NAN)
RIMSON tasks governments on proactive measures against perennial flooding
Risk Managers Society of Nigeria (RIMSON) on Tuesday urged governments at all levels in the country to take more proactive and decisive steps against perennial flooding.
The Society’s Vice-President, Mr Joseph Obah, in a statement issued in Lagos, said that the fatalities and catastrophic loss of properties recorded in the flood zones of the country was worrisome.
Obah said that the effort of the governments should go beyond the usual prediction of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) on imminent torrential rainfall.
According to him, several residents in the flood-prone zones are not aware of the agency’s warnings until flooding occurs.
“The Executive Committee of RIMSON in its monthly virtual meeting came up with a resolution to broach the nation’s perrenial flooding problem.
“This is by offering expertise advice on appropriate and urgent measures to mitigate the debilitating impacts of flooding in the country,” he said.
Obah advised the government to do more on flood prevention and control measures such as dredging of creeks, rivers and evacuation of blocked drains, for unhindered flow of storm water into the ocean.
He said that all tiers of government should physically mark and install permanent warning signs in all high-risk perrenially flooded areas.
The society’s vice-president noted that such a measure would prompt the vulnerable occupants to plan and relocate from such areas, as well as prevent uninformed persons from inhabiting the flood zones.
According to him, these actions, if taken and implemented this year, will prevent and forestall possible fatalities and loss of properties in 2021 and beyond.
In a related development, Mr Raymond Akalonu, the President of RIMSON, said that the society would not rest on its oars, in its agenda to entrench risk management in the socio-economic fabric of the nation.
Akalonu said that the society was committed more than ever to providing appropriate and necessary risk management education in the country.
He said that RIMSON, under the watch of the current Governing Board, had strenghtened its risk advocacy machinery, geared to conquering new frontiers for its subsidiary, the Centre for Risk Management Development (CRMD).
According to the society’s president, the CRMD as a subsidiary, will be the hub of risk management education in the West African Sub-region.
Akalonu said that the society would clock 35 in August, and would only celebrate its developments in the global risk management space.
He acknowledged the global exploits of risk managers in tackling the COVID-19 and mitigating its impacts.
Akalonu lauded the Nigerian Insurance industry for assisting the Federal Government in providing insurance covers for the frontline health workers.
Edited By: Folorunso Poroye/Oluwole Sogunle (NAN)
NiMet predicts cloudy, thundery weather activities from Tuesday to Thursday
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy and thundery weather conditions from Tuesday to Thursday.
NiMet`s weather outlook released on Monday in Abuja predicted isolated thunderstorms over the north on Tuesday to affect parts of Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe, and Kaduna during the morning hours.
“ There are prospects of a few thunderstorms over the region in the afternoon/evening period. The central states should experience rains over Jos, Abuja, kwara, Minna and Kogi during the morning hours.
“ Later in the afternoon/evening periods isolated thunderstorm is expected over Plateau. Places like Osogbo and Lagos should experience drizzle with chances of rains over Imo, Anambra and Ebonyi in the morning period.
“Afternoon/evening period holds prospects of light thunderstorms
over inland cities of south east and Abeokuta in south west. A cloudy morning is expected over coastal cities with chances of morning rains over Port-Harcourt and Eket,“ it said.
The agency further predicted rains over the region during the afternoon and evening period.
NiMet forecast cloudy skies on Wednesday over the northern region in the morning with chances of isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening time.
The agency further forecast prospects of light rains over Nasarawa, Abuja, Benue, and Niger in the morning.
“ During the afternoon and evening hours, light thunderstorms are expected over parts of the central cities. Cloudy morning is expected over the inland with chances of few thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening periods.
“Light continuous rains are expected over the coast throughout the forecast period, “ it said.
According to it, a few thunderstorms are expected over Kaduna and Yola during the Thursday`s morning hours.
The agency predicted isolated thunderstorms over the northern region later in the day.
It envisaged the central cities to experience rains in the morning with chances of isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening period.
“ Moderate rains are expected over the south eastern region leaving the south west and Yenegoa cloudy in the morning hours.
“Ogun, Anambra, Imo, Ebonyi and the south east coast should anticipate moderate rains in the afternoon and evening hours, “ it said.
Edited By: Felix Ajide (NAN)