Moist Southwesterly winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean are retracting and their position have maintained their Southwards movement within the past 24hours; for today, they have remained to South of Lat. 11.6oN (South of Kano) in the Western sector and also moved to South of Lat. 11.0oN ( Am-Timan - Chad) in the Eastern sector respectively, within Nigeria and Chad republic. The Subtropical anticyclone (also known as Azores high pressure cell over Africa) located in the Northern Hemisphere is building up, resulting in the increasing surface pressure. It’s been generally fine, hazy with good visibility in most stations across Niger republic and Northern Nigeria.
The satellite imagery of today at 1500GMT shows convective cells developing over areas in the Southwest and the South-South states, while patches of convective cells form in the Central states
Hot and hazy conditions will affect most parts of the Northern states with good visibility. Sunny and hazy, fair to partly cloudy conditions will prevail in the Central states with isolated thundering activities in the afternoon/evening period. 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.