Moist Southwesterly winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean are retracting and their position have remained their position within the past 24hours; for today, they have remained just to North of Lat. 10.9oN (North of Yelwa) in the Western sector and Lat. 09.2oN (Yola) in the Eastern sector respectively, within Nigeria. The Subtropical anticyclone (also known as Azores high pressure cell over Africa) located in the Northern Hemisphere is reducing in strength and extends it's ridge of high pressure down into West Africa sub region; raising dust over places in Niger and Nigeria republics.
The satellite imagery of today at 1500GMT shows convective cells developing over places at the Coast of the Southwest and the South-South states. Dust with visibility as low as 1000m was reported in places in far northern Nigeria including Kano and Katsina.
Hot and mostly hazy conditions will affect most parts of the Northern states. Dust with visibility between 800 – 3000m will affect places in the Northwestern states. Warm, hazy and fair to Partly cloudy conditions will prevail in the Central states. The Southern parts will be mainly cloudy in the morning; however, thunderstorms are expected to affect places in the Southwest and the Coastal states during the afternoon/evening periods.