By Favour Nnabugwu
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency ,NiMET, yesterday released a forecast of a high temperature of over 35°C in Ogun State and most Northern states of Nigeria.
The forecast released by Prof. Mansur Matazu, the Director-General, NiMET, said that the affected States would experience some high intensity for the next two days and this will commence from Tuesday till Wednesday in most regions of the north.
The forecast also said that the ” northern region would experience temperatures greater than 35°C, but less than 40°C for the two days.”
Matazu listed the affected states to include ” North-East; Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe, the Eastern part of Jigawa, Northern Adamawa and Northern Taraba,” stressing that the areas would have temperatures in the excess of 35°C.
Also, “Sokoto, the western part of Zamfara and the Eastern half of Kebbi, in the North East are expected to experience temperatures in the excess of 35°C during the forecast period”.
He further said : “In the central part of the country, Niger, Northern part of Kwara, west of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), southern Plateau, North-East of Kogi, and North-west of Benue are all expected to experience high temperatures.”
“High-temperature greater than 40°C is expected over parts of Niger state. However, other parts of Niger, FCT, northern Kwara, Kogi, Benue, Nasarawa, and eastern Plateau in the central states are expected to experience temperatures above 35°C.”
“Sokoto, Kebbi, and Zamfara in the northwest as well as northern Jigawa, southern Yobe, Borno, Gombe, eastern Bauchi, northern Adamawa, and northern Taraba in the northeast is expected to record temperatures greater than 35°C. Ogun State in the South West of Nigeria could experience 35°C,” he added.