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Nigerians to experience excessive heat for a while, NIMET warns

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has indicated that the ongoing excessive heat in the country is expected to persist for some time.

The agency conveyed this information in its weather and climate update published on its official page on Wednesday.

NIMET outlined the implications of the hot weather and offered guidance to the public on managing the situation.

It stated, “Air Temperatures hit 41°C over the North and 39°C over the South with model Projections indicating temperatures to remain high in the coming days.”

“IMPLICATIONS: Dehydration: This could also cause fainting; chickenpox disease, measles, heat rash, weakness of the body, slight fever, and dry lips; Heat-related illnesses; Respiratory Issues; and increased vulnerability to chronic conditions.

“ADVISORIES: Adequate fluid intake. Seek shade, use fans, and wear light, breathable clothing to reduce exposure to high temperatures.

Avoid strenuous physical activity during peak heat hours (Stay indoors as much as possible between 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm).”

“Air Temperatures hit 41°C over the North and 39°C over the South with model projections indicating temperatures to remain high in the coming days.

“IMPLICATIONS: Dehydration: this could also cause fainting; chickenpox, disease, measles, heat Rash.”

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