Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Edo, Kwara, and 22 other states have been notified by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency of 48-hour downpour beginning on Thursday.
The agency told the residents to also expect flash floods in its weekly heavy rainfall forecast bulletin released on Wednesday, The Punch reports.
The bulletin reads: “Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected within the forecast period (Thursday 28th and Friday 29th, September 2023) over parts of Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau, Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Kaduna, Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi, Enugu, Edo, Delta, and Bayelsa.
Other States are: “Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi, Kwara, Benue State and the Federal Capital Territory.”
“Strong winds should accompany the rains with the strongest winds expected over parts of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Bauchi, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, and Kebbi State.”
The pubic was also warned concerning strong undercurrents as the agency cautioned them against driving through surface runoff waters.
It identified slippery road surfaces and reduced visibility as other hazards that may be triggered by the downpour.