Moist Southwesterly winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean are retracting and their position have not changed within the past 24hours; for today, they have remained 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 stagnating and extends it's ridge of high pressure down into West Africa sub region. It’s generally hazy, with improved visibility in most stations in Niger republic and Northern Nigeria.

The satellite imagery of today at 1500GMT shows convective cells developing over places at the Coast of the Southwest and the South-South states. Hazy conditions continue to affect places in far Northern Nigeria with improved visibility.

OUTLOOK (29.10.2016)

Hot and mostly hazy conditions will affect most parts of the Northern states with improved visibility, however, localized visibility of 2000m are not unexpected. 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.