The Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NiMET, says from tomorrow the 30th of November and December 1st, the northern, Eastern parts of the country including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja will experience increased heatwaves.
According to NiMET forecast issued today, most parts of the northern region are to experience temperatures greater than 35°c and less than 40°C.
North east Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe, eastern part if Jigawa, northern Taraba and Adamawa are expected to have temperatures in the excess of 35°C.
“Sokoto, western Zamfara and the eastern half of Kebbi in the north east are all expected to experience temperatures in the excess of 35°C during the forecast period. In the central part of the country, Niger, northern part of Kwara, west of FCT, southern Plateau, northern Kogi and north-west Benue are expected to experience high temperatures”.
While on December 1st, high temperature greater than 40°C is predicted over Niger state.However, other parts of Niger, FCT, northern Kwara, Kogi, Benue, Nasarawa, eastern Plateau and Central states are expected to experience above 35°C.
“Similarly, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara in the North as well as northern Jigawa, southern Yobe, Borno, Gombe, eastern Bauchi and northern Adamawa and Taraba”.
The Director General, NiMET, Prof. Mansur Matazu says, the increasing heatwaves are capable of causing severe dehydration and heat stroke especially for aged population.