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NiMET alerts of impending bird strike events, flight hold-ups, as dry season starts

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The Nigerian Meteorological Firm (NiMET) has actually alerted of possible bird strike events, flight hold-ups, and cancellations as the dry season starts in many parts of the nation.

NiMET stated bird strike events are possible due to the increase of migratory birds to the nation from other parts of the world.

The Director-General of NiMET, Prof. Mansur Matazu, specified this on Wednesday in its projection circular sent out to reporters.

Alert to airline companies and visitors: The circular likewise acted as an alert to airline company operators and visitors about the most likely effect of harmattan haze on flight. It worried that this might interfere with flight operations due to the beginning of the modification in weather.

NiMET stressed that air turbulence and bird strikes would integrate to trigger flight hold-ups and cancellations throughout many parts of the country’s airports.

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Airline companies need to prepare for air travel fuel: NiMET stated airline company operators need to prepare sufficiently for air travel fuel as the quantity of fuel taken in by the airplane would be more throughout this duration. The DG discussed:

  • ” Following weather forecast of observed motion of dust plumes from the source area (Niger and Chad) where dust-haze and haziness in reasonably low, exposure worths are anticipated into the county within the next 24 hr. The Nigerian Meteorological Firm informs the general public of the possible start of the dry season, otherwise called the harmattan season, in many parts of the north.
  • ” The environment of Nigeria is defined by 2 unique seasons; the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season typically lasts in between late February and Early November in the South with a little break in between late July and Mid-August, while it lasts in between late Might to early Mid October in the North.
  • ” Beyond this duration, in between completion of the rainy season and the start of the next rainy season is the dry season which is what is unfolding.”

8 states most susceptible to dust haze: NiMET likewise alerted of dust haze in a minimum of 8 northern states of the nation in the next 24 hr, stating the dry season is associated with dust haze. The company pointed out the 8 northern states consisting of Maiduguri Yobe, Katsina, Kano, Kaduna, Gombe, Bauchi and Jigawa States. On the other hand, other northern states, consisting of North-central, might report bright and hazy exposure of 5– 7km within the duration.

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Matazu alerted that this weather would continue for the next 3 days in the previously mentioned northern states, including that there is an observed steady boost in the day-time temperature level.

NiMET stressed that for locations where exposure is hindered by dust haze, drivers need to drive very carefully, while individuals with breathing concerns need to use needed care, particularly for outside activities.

Besides, Matazu encouraged airline company operators to get upgraded weather forecast from NiMet workplaces for efficient preparation of their operations, worrying that with warmer temperature levels, there are greater possibilities of clear air turbulence.

The company even more encouraged drivers to adhere strictly to advised tire pressure by the makers particularly throughout the hot days to protect versus tire bursts.

He stated that NiMET would monitor the modifications in weather condition to the general public and supply updates when needed.

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