Impending heavy rain, flooding to hit Lagos, Oyo, Osun, 10 others

2024-06-19 12:47:09

Tribune Online

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has forecasted heavy rainfall in thirteen states, warning of potential flash floods that could disrupt roads, bridges, and low-lying areas.

The agency's statement urged the public to take necessary safety precautions, particularly avoiding walking through fast-flowing runoff waters.

NiMET said the affected states could experience flash floods on roads, bridges and low-lying areas which can disrupt vehicular traffic.

The public is therefore advised to take necessary safety precautions; do not walk through fast-flowing runoff waters.

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The predicted states are Niger, Plateau, Benue, Kaduna, Taraba, Delta and Imo.

Others are Cross River, AkwIbomom Rivers, Bayelsa, Ekiti and Osun states.

Moderate to Heavy rainfall is also anticipated over parts of Zamfara, Kano, Borno, Gombe, Adamawa, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Lagos, Edo, Enugu, Ebonyi and Anambra states.

The development is as a result what is known as the Madden-Julian Oscillation which is expected to be strong within the week over the West African region.

2024-06-19 News