The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the central states of the country with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Abuja, Kogi, Nassarawa and Benue on Friday morning.
NiMet made the predictions in its Weather Outlook issued by the Central Forecast Office (CFO) on Thursday in Abuja. It said pockets of thunderstorms were expected over the high grounds and the Mambilla Plateau during afternoon and evening period with maximum temperatures of 27 to 33 degrees Celsius.
The agency also predicted that the southern states would experience cloudiness with rains over Port Harcourt, Calabar, Eket, Owerri and the inland city of Enugu and environs in the morning. It also predicted afternoon rains over Lagos, Ibadan, Aboekuta, Oshogbo, Shaki, Edo, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Ebonyi, Anambra, Bayelsa and Port Harcourt with maximum temperatures of 31 to 33 degrees Celsius.
NiMet predicted that northern states would experience partly cloudy to sunny conditions with threat of thundery activities over Sokoto, Yelwa and Gusau axis in the morning hours. According to the prediction, thundery activities are expected over parts of Borno, Kano, Gombe, Bauchi and Adamawa in the afternoon evening period and temperatures of 34 to 39 degrees Celsius.