Moist Southwesterly winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean are retracting and their position have continued to advanced Southwards within the past 24hours; for today, they have remained to the South of Lat. 09.3oN 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 remained active. There is a fresh outbreak of dust in Niger republic close to the border with Nigeria, where low visibility of 500m was reported today (0600Z) at Maine Soroa (Niger republic).

The satellite imagery of today at 1500GMT shows pockets of convective cell developing over areas in the South-South states. Dust haze with poor visibilities were observed in some parts of Niger republic; while moderate visibilities were reported in far Northern Nigeria respectively. Fog with visibility of 800m was reported in the Coastal part (Port Harcourt) of the Country this morning lat 0600GMT.

OUTLOOK (17.11.2016)

Sunny, while dust haze with moderate visibility will generally affect the Northern states, however, poor visibility in dust haze is expected to set in on the far northern parts. Sunny and hazy, fair to partly cloudy conditions will affect areas in the Central states in good visibility; however, localized daytime visibility of 5000m in dust are expected in some 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.