The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMeT), has alerted the public on the possibility of poor visibility in the extreme north.
According to a release from the agency’s Central Forecast Office, dust haze has raised over Faya Largeau, a dust source region in the Chad Republic during the morning hours of 1st January 2022.
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It said; “the plume of dust is expected to disperse towards Nigeria, to reduce visibility ranges in the Northern parts of the country during the morning hours of 2nd January 2022.”
The statement also revealed that the raised dust should be transported into the country from the early hours of 2nd January.
“Cases of thick to moderate dust haze is expected over the extreme North. Areas to be most affected include Yobe, Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Kaduna, Bauchi, Gombe and Borno where horizontal visibilities should be around 1000m and below,” the statement read.
NiMet further cautioned that flight operations may be disrupted, therefore airline operators are required to pick up their flight folders and adhere to regulations, especially at aerodromes in the Northern parts of the country.
Road users are also advised to drive slowly and carefully due to poor visibility during this period, especially this festive period.
People with respiratory problems should also take caution, it added.