Moist Southwesterly winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean are retracting and their position have continued to oscillate Southwards within the past 24hours; for today, they have remained to the South of Lat. 09.3oN 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.
The satellite imagery of today at 1500GMT shows pockets of convective cell developing over areas in the South-South states. Dust haze with good visibilities were observed in parts of Niger republic and far Northern Nigeria respectively. However, pockets of visibility of 2000m and 3000m were reported at Yelwa and Kano respectively at 0600GMT.
Sunny and dust haze with good visibility will continue to affect the far Northern states. 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, isolated thunderstorms are expected to affect places in the Southwest and the Coastal states during the afternoon/evening periods.