The Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NiMet, says in the next few days temperature over 40°C is expected over parts of Nasarawa, Benue, Taraba and Plateau States.
A statement signed by the Director General of NiMet, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu explains that temperature greater than 35°C but less than 40°C is expected over parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kaduna in the North West.
The statement adds that in the North East, parts of Borno, Gombe, Bauchi, Yobe, Taraba, and Adamawa are predicted to be in the same temperature range while In the North-Central, Niger, Kwara, Kogi, FCT, Nasarawa, Benue, and Plateau States are also expected to experience temperature greater than 35°C and less than 40°C.
According to the statement areas in the south that are expected to record the same temperature range include parts of Ogun, Oyo, Osun, and Ondo, Edo, northern Enugu, Ebonyi, and Cross River.
The statement therefore appeals to Nigerians to drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration, avoid leaving humans or animals in the car, especially young children, and wear light and bright clothing, as well as avoid wearing dark colors.