Wednesday , 17 August 2022
Director General Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) Professor Matazu

Northern cities to experience dust haze as NiMet cautions airlines


NIGERIAN Meteorological Agency ( NiMet) has alerted the public on the possibility of some northern cities in Nigeria experiencing dust haze, which can lead to deterioration in horizontal visibility.


The Meteorological agency has also warned that flights may be disrupted especially at aerodromes in the Northern parts of the country


In a statement issued today, through its Central Forecast Office (CFO) revealed that some cities in the northern part of the country may begin experiencing gradual deterioration in horizontal visibility as early as the evening of today.


“Fresh dust plume has been raised at its source region (Faya Largeau in Chad Republic). This is expected to advect into the country and reduce horizontal visibility.”.


According to the statement, dust haze is expected to intensify before the end of the day over most parts of the Northern cities, horizontal visibility should further deteriorate from the evening

of Saturday, 19th of February 2022, into the next 24 – 48 hours; as thick dust haze should be observed over the Northern cities, keeping visibilities to 1000m

and below over places like Maiduguri, Yobe Nguru, Potiskum, Dutse, Gombe,Yola, Bauchi, Katsina, Kano, and Kaduna.”


Road users and people with respiratory problems are advised to exercise caution.


The statement also said flight operations may be disrupted and airline operators are advised to pick up their flight folders and adhere to regulations, especially at aerodromes in the Northern parts of the country.

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