The periodic weather forecast announced by the agency said the thunderstorms are specifically expected over parts of Adamawa, Jigawa, Kebbi, Zamfara, Bauchi, Gombe, Katsina, Kaduna, Kano, Yobe, Borno and Sokoto satates.
It added that by afternoon all through to the evening of Friday, the same weather condition is expected over parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi, Borno and Kaduna state.
On the other hand, rains are anticipated over parts of Niger, Nasarawa, Plateau and the Federal Capital Territory during the morning hours.
But later in the day, “isolated thunderstorms and rains” are expected over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Kogi, Kwara, Benue and Niger State.
No southern states like Edo, Ebonyi, Enugu, Ogun, Delta, Cross River, Lagos and Akwa Ibom, “rains are envisaged during the morning hours.”
NiMet added that during the afternoon and evening hours, rain could fall over parts of Edo, Enugu, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ogun, Rivers, Lagos and Akwa Ibom States.
By Saturday morning hours, the agency projected, thunderstorms are again anticipated over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, and Gombe States.
“Later in the day, thunderstorms are expected over parts of Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kebbi and Adamawa State.” NiMet said.
Kwara, Nasarawa, Plateau and the Federal Capital Territory were told to brace up for rain showers in the morning hours of Saturday, but thunderstorms and rain from noon.
Inland and the coastal cities of the country’s south have the chances of cloudy skies with possibility of rains over Ekiti and Osun States during the morning hours.
“Rains are anticipated over parts of Edo, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Delta, Bayelsa and Lagos State during the afternoon and evening hours,” NiMet noted.
“Thunderstorms are anticipated over parts over parts of Kebbi, Jigawa, Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba State. Further into the day, thunderstorms are expected over Bauchi, Katsina, Yobe, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano and Borno state,” it added.
“Cloudy skies are expected in the morning hours. Later in the day, there are prospects of thunderstorms and rains over parts of Benue, the Federal Capital Territory, Kogi and Niger during the afternoon and evening hours. Rains are anticipated over Ebonyi
“Akwa Ibom and Cross River State during the morning hours. Further into the day, rains are expected over parts of Delta, Anambra, Oyo, Ondo, Imo, Ebonyi, Abia, Enugu, Cross River, Rivers, Lagos and Bayelsa state,” NiMet said.
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