MoistSouthwesterly winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean are established and their position remained largely unchanged for the past four days; for today,they have largely maintained their position atLat. 14.5oNinthe Western sector andalso relocated toLat.13.3oN in the Eastern sector, within Niger and Chad republicsrespectively. The South Atlantic anticyclone (also known as St. Helena highpressure cell) located inthe Southern Hemisphere is weakened andcontinue to reduce instrengthwhilst theextent of it'sridge of high pressure into West Africa is diminished;hencemoisture influxinto far northern partsofNigeria is decreased.
The satellite imagery of today at 1800GMT showsconvective cells developingoverThe Northeastern states of Borno/Yobe/Adamawa/Gombe, over Mambilla plateau and extends intoparts of the Southeastand spread across the border into Cameroon republic; convective cells also formed overthe Central states especially over Jos/Bauchihigh grounds, over parts of the Southwestand acrossplaces in the South-South states. Thunderstorms are likely to affected parts of the Central and Northeastern states this evening/night.
Hot and clear to partly cloudy conditions will affect most parts of the Northern states, however, isolated thunderstorms are likely to affect parts of the Northwest in the afternoon/evening.Sunny and partly cloudy to cloudy conditions willprevail in the Central states whileisolated thunderstormsare expected to affect places especially in the high ground areasduring the evening/nightperiod. The Southern parts will be mainly cloudy withchances of scattered rain showersin themid-morning;however,thunderstorms are expected to affectparts of theSouthwest,Southeast and Coastal states during the afternoon/evening periods.