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Rain Rain: 13 States Likely To Experience Heavy Rainfall – NIMET

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NiMET has issued a weather advisory predicting heavy rainfall in multiple states across Nigeria due to the Madden-Julian Oscillation, which is expected to be particularly strong in the coming week over West Africa. The affected states where heavy rain and potential flash floods are anticipated include:

  1. Niger
  2. Plateau
  3. Benue
  4. Kaduna
  5. Taraba
  6. Delta
  7. Imo
  8. Cross River
  9. Akwa Ibom
  10. Rivers
  11. Bayelsa
  12. Ekiti
  13. Osun

Additionally, NIMET says moderate to heavy rainfall is expected over parts of the following states:

  1. Zamfara
  2. Kano
  3. Borno
  4. Gombe
  5. Adamawa
  6. Kogi
  7. Kwara
  8. Nasarawa
  9. Ogun
  10. Oyo
  11. Ondo
  12. Lagos
  13. Edo
  14. Enugu
  15. Ebonyi
  16. Anambra

NIMET advised the public to take necessary precautions, especially in low-lying areas and flood-prone regions, to prevent disruption to vehicular traffic and other potential hazards associated with heavy rainfall and flash floods.

The agency also recommended that Nigerians should avoid walking through fast-flowing runoff waters for safety reasons.

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