Daily Trust (Abuja)

25 January 2013

Nigeria: Abuja Records First Rainfall 2013

The Abuja metropolis in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) last night recorded its first rain of the year.

The rain, which started around 8.00 pm, was accompanied by heavy thunder storms.

A News Agency of Nigeria check showed that the rain was recorded in many areas of the capital city, including Wuse, Mabushi, Central Area, Lugbe, Airport Road, Asokoro, and Karu. Though many satellite towns of the FCT, such as Kubwa, Gwagwalada, have yet to experience the rainfall, there were, however, reports of heavy windstorm in Gwagwalada and other areas.

In the city center, the downpour started between 7.45pm and 8.00pm in several areas and was still drizzling as at 8.45pm.

Before last night's rainfall, residents of the city have been enduring unusual streams of heat waves with high humidity, forcing many people to stay outdoors, especially at night, to brave the unusual weather condition.

Many other residents have to wear clothings made of light fabrics to contain the hostile weather.

A resident of Mabushi area, Mr Jude Maiwada, said the rainfall was really heavy accompanied by thunder storms, an experience which most residents of the city also shared.

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