Nigeria issues “hazardous” weather warning to pilots


Nigeria on Wednesday issued a warning to all pilots and airline operators in the country to comply with directives on the recent inherent danger associated with severe thunder storms in the country.

In a statement made available to Xinhua in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub, Sam Adurogboye, a spokesperson for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority said the cautionary statement was in line with the Advisory Circular based on the 2017 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet).

Adurogboye said the weather hazards include severe turbulence, micro-burst, low level wind shears and hail events that could affect the safety of flight operations.

The spokesperson said pilots and airline operators should ensure they obtain adequate departure, en-route and destination weather information from NiMet prior to their flight operations.

He added pilots should exercise maximum restraint when adverse weather was observed or forecast by NiMet. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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