Abuja - The Abuja metropolis in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday recorded its first rain of the year, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The rain, which started around 8:00 pm, was accompanied by heavy thunder storms.
A NAN check showed that the rain was recorded in many areas of the capital city, including Wuse, Mabushi, Central Area, Lugbe, Airport Road, Asokoro, and Karu.
Though many satellite towns of the FCT, such as Kubwa, Gwagwalada, have yet to experience the rainfall, there were, however, reports of heavy windstorm in Gwagwalada and other areas.
In the city center, the downpour started between 7:45pm and 8:00pm in several areas and was still drizzling as at 8:45pm.
Before Thursday’s rainfall, residents of the city have been enduring unusual streams of heat waves with high humidity, forcing many people to stay outdoors, especially at night, to brave the unusual weather condition.
Many other residents have to wear clothings made of light fabrics to contain the hostile weather.
A resident of Mabushi area, Mr Jude Maiwada, told NAN that the rainfall was really heavy accompanied by thunder storms, an experience which most residents of the city also shared.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) recently warned the nation that heavy rain fall will be witnessed in 2013, which might resort to more flood in other parts of the country.
NEMA, therefore, warned those on the flood plain and other flood -prone areas to take proactive measures to protect their lives and property.