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NiMET Predicts Rise In Temperature In Some Northern Region

The Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NiMet, says most parts of the northern region will experience temperatures greater than 35°C and less than 40°C.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Director General of NiMet, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu and made available to newsmen in Abuja.

The statement explains that the North-East, Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe, the Eastern part of Jigawa, Northern Adamawa and Northern Taraba are all expected to have temperatures above 35°C.

It adds that Sokoto, the western part of Zamfara and the Eastern half of Kebbi in the North East are all expected to experience temperatures above 35°C during the period.

The statement states that in the central part of the country, Niger, Northern part of Kwara, West of the FCT, Southern Plateau, North-East of Kogi and North-West of Benue are all expected to experience high temperatures.

It further stresses that High-temperature greater than 40°C is expected over parts of Niger state adding that other parts of Niger, FCT, northern Kwara, Kogi, Benue, Nasarawa and Eastern Plateau are expected to experience temperatures above 35°C.

It notes that Similarly, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara in the northwest as well as northern Jigawa, southern Yobe, Borno, Gombe, eastern Bauchi, northern Adamawa and northern Taraba in the northeast are expected to record temperatures greater than 35°C, while parts of Ogun State in the southwest will experience temperatures at 35°C.

According to the statement Professor Matazu therefore advises Nigerians to stay safe during this heat period by drinking plenty of water to prevent dehydration, Avoid leaving humans or animals in the car, especially young children, Wear light and bright clothing and avoid wearing dark colours

By Georgina Humphrey

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