Report from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has revealed that there would be heavy rainfall over parts of Bauchi, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto and Niger states between Tuesday, September 6 and 8.
Conversely, it predicted moderate amount of rain over parts of Yobe, Kwara, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Lagos, Edo, Delta, Taraba, Adamawa, Ekiti, Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue, Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra, Abia, Imo, Cross River and Akwa Ibom State from Tuesday, September 6 to 9, while light rains are expected over the rest of the country.
“Due to the presence of good amount of soil moisture and the expected heavy rainfall, there are increased chances of flashflood events on roads, settlements, farmlands and bridges, there are also chances of reduced horizontal visibility which can disrupt vehicular traffic and flight operations. Hence, the public is advised to exercise restraint, avoid low-lying areas and fast flowing runoff waters.
“There are chances of moderate rainfall events leading to slippery roads, reducing travel time, with increased likelihood of cars skidding off the road and chances of crashes.
“Strong winds are expected to accompany the moderate to heavy rains which can lead to falling of unsecured objects, weak buildings and exposed structures.
“Hence, the public is advised to be prepared for these events to avoid damages from rain-related hazard and watch out for updates,” said the agency in its weekly forecast advisory bulletin.