Dust haze: NiMet tasks airline operators on weather report

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has advised Airline operators to avail themselves of weather reports from NiMet for effective planning in their operations.

The General Manager/ Public Relations, Muntaru Yusuf Ibrahim, in a press release assured continuous monitoring of the weather and will keep Nigerians informed of any further changes.

He also alerted the public on the possibility of some northern cities in Nigeria to experience dust haze which can affect horizontal visibility adversely.

According to a release from the Agency today, weather reports monitored indicates that “Stations in Niger (Maradi, Goure, Maine-Soroa, Agadez, Zinder and 61091) and Chad (Faya-Largeau) have reported Dust-Haze with poor horizontal visibility. 

He said strong wind at 800m is expected to transport the dust to the country, particularly the North and North-central regions, in the next few hours. 

The release further disclosed that satellite images obtained indicates that In the next 24 hours, there are high prospects of THICK DUST HAZE (poor horizontal visibility, 1000m) over Katsina, Zamfara, Kano, Kaduna, Yobe and Jigawa; while other northern states are expected to report MODERATE DUST-HAZE (visibility of 2–5km). 

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