Moist Southwesterly winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean are established and their position have continued to move Southwards compared to it’s location of yesterday within Niger and Chad republics; for today, they have moved to South of Lat. 17.4oN in the Western sector and to Lat. 14.7oN in the Eastern sector, all outside the country. The South Atlantic anticyclone (also known as St. Helena high pressure cell) located in the Southern Hemisphere remain active but continue to reduce in strength whilst the extent of it's ridge of high pressure into West Africa is diminished; though moisture influx into all parts of Nigeria are sustained but decreased in both Northern Niger and Chad republics.

The satellite imagery of today at 1200GMT shows convective cells developing in the Central states especially over Jos/Bauchi high grounds and extending to Bauchi/Gombe/Adamawa/Taraba/Nasarawa/Benue states respectively; convective cells also form over parts of the Southeast and along the Coastal states of the South-South. Thunderstorms are likely to develop in the Central states including parts of Abuja this evening/night.

OUTLOOK (17.09.2016)

Partly cloudy to cloudy conditions will affect most parts of the Northern states while isolated thundery showers are expected to affect areas in the Northeast in the afternoon/evening. Cloudy conditions will prevail in the Central states with chances of showers while scattered thunderstorms are expected to affect places especially in the high ground areas during the evening/night period. The Southern parts will be mainly cloudy with rain/rain showers in the mornings; however, thunder with showers/rains are expected to affect parts of the Southwest, Southeast and areas in the Coastal states during the afternoon/evening periods.