Moist Southwesterly winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean are retracting and their position have oscillated Southwards within the past 24hours; for today, they have remained to the South of Lat. 09.6oN 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 remained active. Dust haze affected places in Niger republic close to the border with Nigeria, where the lowest visibility of 1500m was reported today (0600Z) at Maine Soroa (Niger republic).

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 moderate visibilities were observed in some parts of Niger republic and Northern Nigeria respectively.

OUTLOOK (19.11.2016)

Sunny, while dust haze in moderate visibility is expected to affect the Northern states, however, poor visibility in dust haze will be localized. to the far northern parts. Sunny and hazy, fair to partly cloudy conditions will affect areas in the Central states in good visibility; however, localized daytime visibility of 4000m in dust are expected in some places. 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.