The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMeT) has alerted the public on the possibility of poor visibility in the extreme north.
A statement Sunday from the agency’s Central Forecast Office, said dust haze had raised over Faya Largeau, a dust source region in the Chad Republic during the morning hours of January 1, 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 January 2.
“Cases of thick to moderate dust. haze are 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 cautioned that flight operations might be disrupted, “therefore airline operators are required to pick up their flight folders and adhere to regulations, especially at aerodromes in the Northern part 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.”