NIGERIAN Meteorological Agency (NiMET) yesterday issued a forecast of high temperature of over 35°C in most Northern states of Nigeria and has predicted that the South Western state of Ogun is also expected to experience some high intensity for the next two days.
North-East states of Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe, the Eastern part of Jigawa, Northern Adamawa and Northern Taraba, according to NiMET would experience temperatures greater than 35°C, but less than 40°C for the two days.
Director-General, NiMET, Prof. Mansur Matazu in the statement said that the high intensity would commence from Tuesday till Wednesday in most regions of the north.
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.
The statement added: “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.”
Also, the statement emphasised that 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 forecasted to record temperatures greater than 35°C.