July 20, 2018

Brace up for hot days, NIMET warns Nigerians

Brace up for hot days, NIMET warns Nigerians

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has warned Nigerians to brace up for more hot days, warm nights and heat waves across the country. The agency in a statement signed by the Head of its Public Relations Unit, Eva Azinge, NIMET noted that with the long residence of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the current warming would continue beyond 2100, even when the emission of greenhouse gases is reduced.

“We must therefore prepare for a future with more hot days, warm nights and heat waves because of past and present emissions. This preparation will require smart adaptation strategies and engaging in climate resilient practices to cope with the damage that has been done.” NIMET had earlier revealed that the country would experience late on-set, early cessation and lower-than-normal rainfall this 2016 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP). Read more

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