Flights’ll be Disrupted in North, NiMet Warns
By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has issued new weather forecasts that indicate low visibility in the country’s far north.
The agency’s General Manager, Public Relations, Muntari Yusuf Ibrahim, said in a statement sighted by INCNews247.
According to the statement, the dust plume from Chad Republic is predicted to disperse towards Nigeria throughout the morning hours of Sunday, reducing vision ranges in the country’s northern regions.
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The statement reads in part thus, “Cases of thick to moderate dust haze is expected over the extreme North. Areas to be most affected include Yobe, Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Kaduna, Bauchi, Gombe and Borno states where horizontal visibilities should be around 1000m and below”.
However, NiMet warned in the statement that flight operations could be disrupted, so airline operators should pick up their flight folders and follow the rules, particularly at aerodromes in the country’s northern regions.
“Road users are also advised to drive slowly and carefully due to poor visibility during this period especially this festive period. People with respiratory problems should also take caution”.
While wishing all Nigerians a prosperous new year, the Meteorological Agency said it is committed to monitoring the trend for any changes.