Written by Ejike Ejike
NiMet’s heavy rainfall forecast showed that moderate to heavy rainfall is expected over parts of Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau, Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Kaduna, Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi, Enugu, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi, Kwara, and Benue States, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
It also showed that very light or no rain is expected over the rest of the country, the forecast indicated.
On infrastructure, NiMet also said strong winds are a threat to weak structures, trees and mast, adding that people in affected states should disconnect electrical appliances before and not during the rains.
NiMet cautioned that the expected moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to cause some flash flooding over their areas of occurrence.
The agency also warned that strong winds may accompany the rains with the strongest winds expected over parts of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Bauchi, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, and Kebbi States.
NiMet advised the public not to drive through surface runoff waters, as they have strong undercurrents; while other likely hazards include slippery road surfaces, reduced visibility during the rain, which can disrupt road traffic.