The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has warned of a possible rise in heat-wave and temperature across some cities in Nigeria, which may lead to thermal discomfort.
The agency, in a release yesterday, said that observations from the source region indicated that temperature would rise above 40 degree centigrade in the next 48 hours.
The statement said, “Parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Taraba, and Adamawa are expected to record temperatures greater than 40°C. While most parts of the northern cities are expected to record temperatures between 35°C and 40°C, this includes parts of Oyo, Kwara, FCT, Nasarawa, and Benue,” it read.
The statement further warned that cities like Bauchi, Gombe, Borno and Yola were at risk of experiencing high thermal discomfort, while the following days, parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Taraba and Adamawa were expected to experience temperatures greater than 40°C.
The agency, therefore, advised people in these locations to drink a lot of fluid through this period.
NiMet assured of the continuous monitoring of the weather and updates to Nigerians accordingly.