Moist Southwesterly winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean are retracting and their position have continued their Southwards movement within the past 24hours; for today, they have moved slightly to North of Lat. 10.9oN (North of Yelwa) in the Western sector and to 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 intensifying and extends it's ridge of high pressure down into West Africa sub region; raising dust over places in 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.
Hot and mostly hazy conditions will affect most parts of the Northern states. Warm and clear to Partly cloudy conditions will prevail in the Central states while isolated thundery activities are expected to affect places especially in the high ground areas during 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.