JUST IN: WMO Forecasts Extreme Weather Conditions In Nigeria 

WMO Forecasts Extreme Weather Conditions In Nigeria 

WMO Forecasts Extreme Weather Conditions In  

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The Meteorological Organization (WMO), has predicted the likelihood of Nigeria to witness severe weather conditions judging from the prevailing fluctuating weather being experienced in various parts of the country.

The organisation called on to be responsive to weather predictions being released by the Meteorological Agency (NiMet).

WMO representative in Nigeria, Bernard Gomez, disclosed this in on Thursday during the celebration of the 2024 World Meteorological Day with the theme: “At the Frontline of Climate Action”.

“This theme recognizes the critical stage that we find ourselves with regards to severe weather and climate events caused by climate variability and change, and the need for enhanced action to protect lives, property and livelihoods, among others.

“The recent fluctuations in the weather witnessed in Nigeria, during this transition from dry to rainy season, clearly demonstrates the extreme weather events that we can across the country.

“The shifting weather phenomena from heat waves, thunderstorms, and thick dust haze happening within a short period are indicative of a changing climate,” Gomez said.

Also speaking at the , NiMet's Director- General, Prof. Charles Anosike assured Nigerians that the agency will keep striving and innovating to deliver timely and reliable meteorological services to all socioeconomic sectors through its observation stations, research, and training facilities.

Prof Anosike also emphasized on the need for Nigerians to be resilient amid the climate changes.

“Climate change poses an existential threat to our planet, exacerbating extreme weather events, disrupting ecosystems, and endangering vulnerable communities.

“In the face of these challenges, it has become imperative that we increase our efforts towards building a weather and climate-resilient society, enhance our preparedness for weather-related disasters, and promote sustainable development practices at all levels of ,” the NiMet said.

He also called for sustained awareness and continuous education on climate, and climate change related issues.

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