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NiMet alerts on heavy rainfall on Thursday, Friday



FCT, Abia, Edo, Kwara, 22 others to experience 48 hours heavy rainfall – NiMET

The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted heavy rainfall for Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29, 2023, in several states across the country, with a possibility of flash floods in some states.

NiMet’s heavy rainfall forecast showed that moderate to heavy rainfall is expected over parts of Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau, Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Kaduna, Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi, Enugu, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi, Kwara, and Benue States, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It also showed that very little or no rain is expected over the rest of the country, as the forecast indicated.

On infrastructure, NiMet also said strong winds are a threat to weak structures, trees, and masts, adding that people in affected states should disconnect electrical appliances before and not during the rains.

NiMet cautioned that the expected moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to cause some flash flooding over their areas of occurrence.


The agency also warned that strong winds may accompany the rains, with the strongest winds expected over parts of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Bauchi, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, and Kebbi States.

NiMet advised the public not to drive through surface runoff waters, as they have strong undercurrents, while other likely hazards include slippery road surfaces and reduced visibility during the rain, which can disrupt road traffic.

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