Moist Southwesterly winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean have remained active and their position have remained unchanged in the past 24hours; for today, they have remained at Lat. 09.5oN in the Western sector and Lat. 09.3oN to the Eastern sector respectively, within Nigeria. The Subtropical anticyclone (also known as Azores high pressure cell over the African continent) located in the Northern Hemisphere remained active. Dust haze with poor visibility affected some stations in Niger close to the border with Nigeria (Kano); some stations in Nigeria have started reporting poor visibility.
The satellite imagery of today at 1500GMT shows pockets of convective cell developing over areas in the Southwest and South-South states. Dust haze was also observed on satellite imagery over Niger and spreading into areas around Kano.
Sunny and hazy weather will affect the Northern states with visibility reducing to less than 1000m in some stations. Sunny and fair to partly cloudy conditions will affect areas in the Central states with localized visibility of 4000m in dust haze. The Southern parts will be partly cloudy to cloudy in misty morning; while thunderstorms are expected to affect places in the Southwest and the Coastal states during the afternoon/evening periods.