By Jimoh Sulyman
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) its latest weather forecast, has warned that Kwara state among other states could experience moderate to heavy rainfall for a period of four days.
Apart from Kwara, NiMet listed 5 northern states including the Federal capital territory (FCT) who could even experience more severe heavy torrent in those four days.
The states to be affected by the heavy downpour include parts of Kaduna, Niger, Bauchi, Plateau, Nasarawa, and the FCT.
Also those who will in similar fashion as Kwara experience moderate to heavy rainfall are, Oyo, Kogi, Ogun, Ekiti, Ondo, Sokoto, Katsina, Zamfara, Kebbi, Kano, Jigawa, Yobe, Borno, Gombe, Adamawa, Taraba, Benue, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Enugu, Abia, Imo, Anambra, Rivers, Edo and Delta.
While warning that those days of raining might lead to flash floods on roads, low-lying settlements and river channels, the report also noted that low to moderate rainfall is expected in other parts of the country within the period under review.
“While lite or no rains are expected in very few states. As a result of the heavy rains expected over parts of central cities and the moderate rainfall expected over the southeastern part of the country for two consecutive days, there are chances of flash floods on roads, low-lying settlements and river channels.
“Also, the moderate and heavy rainfall events are expected to be accompanied by strong winds especially over the northern and central states during the forecast period.
“Hence, the public is advised to avoid low-lying terrains, not to drive through running water, clear waterways of debris, avoid standing under trees and unsecured structures during the rain, and switch off electrical appliances before the rains,” it added.