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 remained 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. There fresh resupply of dust in Niger republic close to the border with Nigeria, where visibility of 600m was reported at Maine Soroa (Niger).

The satellite imagery of today at 1500GMT shows convective cells developing over areas in the Southwest and South-South states. Dust haze with reduced visibilities were observed in parts of Niger republic; while moderate visibilities were reported in far Northern Nigeria respectively. The dust haze still hovers over some parts of the Central states where visibility of 1800m was observed at Yelwa, this morning.

OUTLOOK (12.11.2016)

Sunny and dust haze with reduced daytime visibility will affect some parts of the far Northern states (Kano, Jigawa, etc.). Sunny and hazy, fair to partly cloudy conditions will affect areas in the Central states in good visibility; however, localized daytime visibility of 3000m in dust are expected in some places (Yelwa, etc.). The Southern parts will be partly cloudy to cloudy in misty/foggy morning; however, thunderstorms are expected to affect places in the Southwest and the Coastal states during the afternoon/evening periods.