NiMET Predicts More Rains and Floods

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet has predicted that the North-Central and Southern states would experience high intensity rainfall and riverine flooding in the remaining days of the raining season.

Speaking in Abuja at a workshop organised by NiMet in collaboration with Nigerian Hydrological Service Agency, NIHSA on Hydro-meteorological status and outlook system, HydroSOS, Director General of NiMet, Professor Mansur Bako  Matazu, noted that it is no longer news to anyone here that water-related hazards and threats have become a global challenge in the face of a changing climate coupled with population growth and increasing socioeconomic activities.
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He emphasized that there is going to see more floods as the rain is concentrating on the North-Central and the Southern states. So there will be a combination of short-duration, high-intensity rain, with riverine flooding.

“We are going to see more of these floods in the north-central states as we have seen in Kogi and also southeastern and southwestern states as we are beginning to see in Anambra and some of the parts of South-West.”

In September, 2022 NiMet raised alarm that based on the rainfall distribution and  rainfall amounts recorded in the country during the month of August, “there is possibility of flooding in some states that have experienced high amount of rainfall in July and August this year.”

Expect high intensity rain, riverine flooding,  NiMet tells North-Central, Southern states

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