By Gift Olivia Samuel, The Sight News
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has disclosed that dust is currently suspended over Chad Republic and Niger Republic, and this fresh dust is expected to be transported into the northern parts of Nigeria.
The weather alert which was issued at 1410 local time by the Central Forecast Office (CFO) on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, revealed that a further reduction in horizontal visibility is anticipated.
According to the alert, “The dust is expected to be transported into Nigeria within the next 6hrs from the time of issue of this alert, it will further deteriorate the horizontal visibility over most parts of the North to 4000-2000m, localized reduction in visibility to less than 1000m is expected in places like Maiduguri, Nguru, Potiskum, Dutse, Gombe, Yola, Bauchi, Katsina and Kano.
NiMet therefore warned that flight operations are expected to be disrupted; therefore, airline operators are required to collect their flight folders and adhere to regulations, especially at aerodromes in the Northern parts of the country.
Road users were also advised to drive slowly and carefully due to poor visibility during this period.
“People with respiratory ailments should take caution and reduce their outdoor activities.
“The Nigerian Meteorological Agency will continue to monitor the weather and keep you updated”, the weather alert concluded.