Moist Southwesterly winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean are retracting and their position have continued to move Southwards within the past 24hours; for today, they have remained to the South of Lat. 10.0oN in the Western sector and also moved to South of Lat. 09.0oN 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 strengthened. Dust haze with poor visibilities during the day and improved visibilities during the night were observed in stations across Niger republic and Northern Nigeria.
The satellite imagery of today at 1500GMT shows convective cells developing over areas in the Southwest, Southeast and the South-South states. Dust haze with visibilities as low as 600m and 800m were observed in both Niger and Nigeria (Kano) during the day respectively. The dust spell have spread into Central states with visibility reducing to 2000m in places. Fog with visibility of 600m was observed in Coastal Nigeria (Port Harcourt).
Dust haze in poor visibility will continue to affect most parts of the far Northern states during the day with some improvement during the night. Sunny and hazy, fair to partly cloudy conditions will affect areas in the Central states, while daytime visibility of 2000m in dust are expected in places. The Southern parts will be partly cloudy to cloudy in misty/foggy morning; however, isolated thunderstorms are expected to affect places in the Southwest and the Coastal states during the afternoon/evening periods.