Moist Southwesterly winds originating and blowing from the Atlantic Ocean are established and their position have continued to moved Southwards from that of 05/09/2016 within Niger and Chad republics; for today, they have relocated to South of Lat. 16.4oN in the Western sector and to South of Lat. 15.0oN 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 is gradually reducing it’s strength and the extent of the ridge of high pressure into West Africa is diminishing; moisture influx into all parts of Nigeria are sustained but decreasing in both Northern Niger and Chad republics.
The satellite imagery of today at 1500GMT shows convective cells developing in Northeast states of Borno/Yobe, across Jigawa/Kano states, in the Central states especially over Jos/Bauchi high grounds and parts of Kogi/Benue/Nasarawa states; convective cells were also observed over the Mambilla plateau as well as in parts of the Southeast and across the border into Cameroon, over the Southwest states and along the Coastal states of the South-South. Rains/thunderstorms will develop and affect places in the Central states including parts of Abuja this evening/night.
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 and Northwest in the afternoon/evening. Cloudy conditions will dominate in the Central states with chances of showers 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 rain/rain showers in the mid-morning; however, thunder with rains are expected to affect parts of the Southwest, Southeast and areas in the Coastal states during the afternoon/evening periods.