Moist Southwesterly winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean are retracting and their position have resumed it’s movement Southwards within the past 24hours; for today, they have moved South to Lat. 11.6oN (South of Kano) in the Western sector and also moved South to Lat. 11.1oN ( Am-Timan - Chad) in the Eastern sector respectively, within Nigeria and Chad republic. The Subtropical anticyclone (also known as Azores high pressure cell over Africa) located in the Northern Hemisphere have building up, resulting in the increase of surface pressure. It’s generally hazy, with good visibility in most stations across Niger republic and Northern Nigeria.
The satellite imagery of today at 1500GMT shows convective cells developing to the east of Abuja (Nasarawa), over areas in the Southwest and the South-South states.
Hot and mostly hazy conditions will affect most parts of the Northern states with good visibility. 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.