Moist Southwesterly winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean are retracting and their position have continued to migrate Southwards within the past 24hours; for today, they have remained to the South of Lat. 09.4oN in the Western sector and also remained to South of Lat. 09.0oN in 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 is active. There is still resupply of dust in Niger republic close to the border with Nigeria, where visibility of 600m was again reported today (0600Z) at Maine Soroa (Niger).
The satellite imagery of today at 1500GMT shows pockets of convective cell developing over areas in the Southwest and South-South states. Dust haze with reduced visibilities were observed in parts of Niger republic; while moderate visibilities were reported in far Northern Nigeria respectively.
Sunny and dust haze with reduced daytime visibility will continue to affect some parts of the far Northern states (Kano, Jigawa, etc.). Sunny and hazy, fair to partly cloudy conditions will affect areas in the Central states in good visibility; however, localized daytime visibility of 3000m in dust are expected in some places (Yelwa, etc.). The Southern parts will be partly cloudy to cloudy in misty/foggy morning; however, thunderstorms are expected to affect places in the Southwest and the Coastal states during the afternoon/evening periods.