Moist Southwesterly winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean are retracting and their position have continued to migrate Southwards within the past 24hours; for today, they have moved to the South of Lat. 09.4oN in the Western sector and also remained to South of Lat. 09.0oN in the Eastern sector respectively, within Nigeria. The Subtropical anticyclone (also known as Azores high pressure cell over the African continent) located in the Northern Hemisphere is active. Dust haze with fine visibilities were observed in stations across Niger republic and Northern Nigeria.
The satellite imagery of today at 1500GMT shows convective cells developing over areas in the South-South states. Dust haze with fine visibilities were observed in both Niger republic and far Northern Nigeria respectively. The dust haze is still hovering over parts of the Central states where visibility of 2000m was observed at Yelwa.
Sunny and dust haze in fine visibility will continue to affect most parts of the far Northern states. Sunny and hazy, fair to partly cloudy conditions will affect areas in the Central states, while daytime visibility of 3000m and above in dust are expected in places. The Southern parts will be partly cloudy to cloudy in misty/foggy morning; however, isolated thunderstorms are expected to affect places in the Southwest and the Coastal states during the afternoon/evening periods.