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NIMET warns of adverse weather

07 March 2014, 17:11

Abuja - Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has warned of extreme weather conditions in some northern parts of the country.

The agency, in its recent weather forecast, said extreme hot temperatures would prevail in areas such as Yola, Yelwa, Maiduguri, Nguru, Sokoto and Potiskum.

The agency warned that the conditions were expected to cause some levels of discomfort and that heat-related ailments were expected to be prevalent in the areas during the hot season.

It said air-borne diseases usually triggered by Harmattan dust haze were also likely to be prevalent in most parts of the North.

NIMET said the prospect of cold weather-related diseases such as pneumonia, catarrh and cough were likely in Yelwa, Jos, Abuja and Minna where minimum temperature could be colder than normal in April.

The agency advised that health practitioners and governments in the states should make contingency plans in the event of outbreak of diseases.

NIMET also said the projected above normal rainfall in the north-west and inland south.

– CAJ News

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