… Asks public with respiratory problem to take caution,. * Children to be properly covered at nights
By Favour Nnabugwu
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency NiMet, has predicted a thick dust in the northern states including Borno, Yobe, Jigawa and 3 other states.tas the poor visibility will last for 48hours.
The other three state are Katsina, Kano and Kaduna. The agency said in a statement released to patomabusinessonline.com that warned the public on a possible deterioration of horizontal visibility in those states.following observed thick dust plumes from the source region of Niger and Chad,
Just as it warned individuals with respiratory problem to take caution while children should be properly covered at nights because of cold.
“NiMet expects that “in the next 24 hours, there are prospects of THICK DUST HAZE (In poor horizontal visibility, less than1000m) over Borno, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano and Kaduna states; while other parts of the North and North Central states are expected to report Moderate Dust-Haze (visibility of 2–5km)”.
As a result, NiMet advised members of the public to take necessary precautions due to dust particles presently in suspension over the atmosphere. Individuals with respiratory ailments are advised to protect themselves as the current weather condition is not good for their health.
The agency also predicted cold in the night and cautioned children to be properly covered, “Night-time cold temperatures should be expected so warm clothes are advised for the little children”
The statement added that this weather condition is expected to persist for the next 48hours.
Aviation Industry is also not left out in the agency predictions as Airlines operators are advised to avail themselves of weather reports from NiMet for effective planning in their operations.
It promised to continue to monitor the weather and provide updates when necessary.from the NiMet Central Forecast Office (CFO).