According to the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET), natural and atmospheric factors contribute to climatic variability, which is why several states saw rain and thunderstorms in November.
The Agency provided the justification in a statement made accessible to journalists on Monday, pointing out that the northern Nigerian rainy season of 2023 has ended as previously anticipated.
The country’s Northwestern and North Central regions had a build-up of clouds, and on Saturday, November 25, and Sunday, November 26, thunderstorms were caused by FCT.
“NiMET clarified that the development is based on fluctuations based on temporary weather modulators, rather than changing the season as predicted,” the statement reads.
According to the Meteorological Agency, cloud formation and condensation are caused by high atmospheric energy and moisture inflow, and this phenomenon is not limited to Nigeria.
It noted that human activity has recently resulted in an increase in the amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, especially the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation.
The statement read, “Climate change is a phenomenon that is commonly referred to as a result of this enhanced greenhouse effect.”