The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, (NiMet), has stated that Fresh dust has been raised over Faya-Lageau in Chad Republic. This dust is currently advancing towards Nigeria. Its arrival into the country is expected to deteriorate horizontal visibility over most states in the North.
“Thick dust haze with horizontal visibility values of less than or equal to 1000m is expected over Borno,Yobe, Jigawa, Gombe, Adamawa, Bauchi, Katsina, Zamfara, and Kano. This situation is expected within the next 1-6 hours and will last up to the next 24 hours”, NiMet disclosed.
NiMet therefore cautioned that flight operations may likely be disrupted and urged airline operators to pick up their flight folders and adhere to regulations, especially at aerodromes in the Northern parts of the country.