April 1, 2023



Harmattan: NiMet urges airline operators to get up to date climate experiences

The Nigerian Meteorological Company (NiMet) has referred to as on Airline operators to get up to date climate experiences from NiMet places of work for efficient planning of their operations, stressing that with the hotter temperatures, there are larger possibilities of clear air turbulence.

That is adopted by the climate report of noticed motion of mud plumes from the supply area (Niger and Chad ) the place Mud-Haze and Haziness, in comparatively low visibility values are anticipated into the county inside the subsequent 24 hours.

In a launch issued by Common Supervisor/ Public Relations, NiMet, Muntari Yusuf Ibrahim yesterday signifies that “Within the subsequent 24 hours, there are good prospects of DUST HAZE (in average horizontal visibility, 2000m – 5000m) over Maiduguri, Yobe, Katsina, Kano, Kaduna, Gombe, Bauchi and Jigawa States, whereas different northern states (together with North-central) may report SUNNY & HAZY (visibility of 5–7km).

He stated it’s anticipated that this climate situation will persist for the subsequent 3 days. Worthy of notice is the noticed gradual enhance of the Day-Time Temperature”. It learn.

He stated the dry season is often a interval of no rainfall within the North and a interval of little or no rainfall within the South. It’s characterised by mud particles, harmattan chilly particularly at evening, excessive day-time temperature values, fog occurrences, hazy situation and related well being associated dangers reminiscent of meningitis, respiratory diseases and extra.

“Because the dry season begins, NiMet advises stakeholders and certainly most people that locations the place visibility is impaired by Mud Haze, motorists ought to drive cautiously.

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Individuals with respiratory points ought to apply crucial warning, particularly for out-door actions.

Throughout the dry season, there might be elevated possibilities of chook strike as a consequence of inflow of migratory birds. This constitutes hazard to flight operations.