NIMET alerts of increased heat waves in parts of Nigeria from November 30, December 1

The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has declared that from tomorrow, November 30 and December 1, the Northern, Eastern parts of the country including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja will experience increased heatwaves.

According to the NiMET forecast issued today, most parts of the northern region are to experience temperatures greater than 35°c and less than 40°C.

North-East Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe, the eastern part of Jigawa, northern Taraba and Adamawa are expected to have temperatures in the excess of 35°C.

According to NIMET: “Sokoto, western Zamfara and the eastern half of Kebbi in the North-East are all expected to experience temperatures in the excess of 35°C during the forecast period. In the central part of the country, Niger, the northern part of Kwara, west of FCT, southern Plateau, northern Kogi and north-west Benue are expected to experience high temperatures.”

While on December 1, high temperature greater than 40°C is predicted over Niger State, however, other parts of Niger, FCT, Northern Kwara, Kogi, Benue, Nasarawa, eastern Plateau and Central states are expected to experience above 35°C.

“Similarly, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara in the North as well as northern Jigawa, southern Yobe, Borno, Gombe, eastern Bauchi and northern Adamawa and Taraba.”

The Director-General of NiMET, Professor Mansur Matazu, said the increasing heatwaves were capable of causing severe dehydration and heatstroke, especially for the aged population.

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