Moist Southwesterly winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean are retracting and their position have not changed within the past 48hours; for today, they have remained just to North of Lat. 10.9oN (North of Yelwa) in the Western sector and Lat. 09.2oN (Yola) 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 strengthening and extends it's ridge of high pressure down into West Africa sub region; while visibilities have continued to improve upstream from Niger republic.
The satellite imagery of today at 1500GMT shows convective cells developing over places at the Coast of the Southwest and the South-South states. Dust haze continue to affect places in far Northern Nigeria with improved visibility; the lowest visibility of 1500m was reported in Kano.
Hot and mostly hazy conditions will affect most parts of the Northern states. Sunny and hazy, fair to partly cloudy conditions will prevail in the Central states. 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.