According to reports, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the central states with chances of early morning isolated thunderstorms over Abuja, Jos, Jalingo, Mambilla, Markurdi and its environs on Friday.
The predictions are contained in the Weather Outlook issued by NiMet’s Central Forecast Office on Thursday in Abuja.
It said that localised thunderstorms were likely over Minna, Bida and Ilorin axis in the afternoon and evening hours with maximum temperatures of 26 to 31 degrees Celsius.
The agency predicted that the southern states would experience increased morning cloudiness with probabilities of localised rains over Lagos, Port Harcourt and Calabar, with maximum temperatures of 28 to 30 degrees Celsius.
It also predicted that the inland and coastal cities of Delta, Bayelsa and Lagos, Benin, Akure, Ibadan, Enugu and Awka would experience localised thunderstorms/rains in the afternoon and evening hours.
NiMet also predicted that northern states of would experience cloudy to partly cloudy situation over most places in the morning hours.
It added that there would be prospects of isolated thunderstorms over Birnin-Kebbi, Yelwa and Southern Bornu later in the day and maximum temperatures of 30 to 34 degrees Celsius.
According to the prediction, the country is expected to witness varying degrees of rainfall activities, most especially the central and the southern cities in the next 24 hours.