NiMet gives warning as temperatures rise above 40 degrees

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has warned of a likely rise in temperatures across some Nigerian cities.

According to the agency, the rise in temperatures might lead to discomfort among residents of those states, especially.

The states that may be affected are: Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Taraba, Adamawa, Oyo, Kwara, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasarawa, Benue, Bauchi, Gombe, and Borno.

A statement yesterday in Abuja by the NiMet’s General Manager, Muntari Ibrahim, contained the warning.

The statement said: “Parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Taraba, and Adamawa are expected to record temperatures greater than 40°C.

“Most parts of the northern cities are expected to record temperatures between 35°C to 40°C. These include parts of Oyo, Kwara, the FCT, Nasarawa, and Benue.”

NiMet also warned that cities like Bauchi, Gombe, Borno, and Yola are at risk of experiencing high thermal discomfort.

The agency advised people in the states that may be affected to drink a lot of fluid during the period.

It also assured of continuous monitoring of the weather and update members of the public.

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