Moist Southwesterly winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean are established and their position have resumed moving Southwards compared to that of 28/09/2016, within Niger and Chad republics; for today, they have moved their position to Lat. 15.4oN in the Western sector and to Lat. 14.2oN 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 is weakened and continue to reduce in strength whilst the extent of it's ridge of high pressure into West Africa is diminished; hence moisture influx into far northern parts of Nigeria is decreasing.
The satellite imagery of today at 1500GMT shows convective cells developing in the Northwest, over the Mambilla plateau and extends down to parts of the Southeast and spread across the border into Cameroon republic; convective cells also formed over the Central states especially over Jos/Bauchi high grounds, over parts of the Southwest and across places in the Coastal parts of the South-South.
Partly cloudy conditions will affect most parts of the Northern states while isolated thundery showers are expected to affect areas in the Northwest in the afternoon/evening. 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 with chances of rains in the morning; however, scattered thunderstorms are expected to affect parts of the Southwest while thunder with rains are likely to affect areas in the Southeast and the Coastal states during the afternoon/evening periods.