Moist Southwesterly winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean are established and their position have surge Northwards compared to that of 11.10.2016, for today, they have moved their position North to Lat. 14.9oN in the Western sector and also displaced North to Lat. 14.2oN in the Eastern sector, within Niger and Chad republics respectively. The South Atlantic anticyclone (also known as St. Helena high pressure cell) located in the Southern Hemisphere is also weakened but the extent of it's ridge of high pressure into West Africa is reinforced; bringing in more moisture influx into far northern parts of Nigeria.
The satellite imagery of today at 1500GMT shows convective cells developing over Borno/Yobe states in the Northeast, over Kano/Katsina states in the Northwest, over the Mambilla plateau and extends across the border into Cameroon republic; convective cells also formed over the Central states especially over Plateau state, over some part of the Southwest and over areas in some states of the South-South.
Hot and clear to partly cloudy conditions will affect most parts of the Northern states, however, isolated thunderstorms may affect areas in the Northeast. Partly cloudy to cloudy conditions will prevail in the Central states while thunderstorms are expected to affect places especially in the high ground areas during the evening/night period. The Southern parts will be mainly cloudy in the morning; however, thunderstorms are expected to affect places across the Southwest and Coastal states during the afternoon/evening periods.