Dr. Anthony Anuforom, Director General of the Nigeria Metrological Agency, has asked pilots to take precaution during flight operations as harsh weather is becoming more frequent.
The NIMET Boss gave the advice in an interview with reporters shortly after delivering an induction lecture in Abuja organized by the Nigerian Academy of Science. Anuforom explained that in some locations that the frequency of occurrence of thunder storms was increasing, adding that the rainfall pattern this year will be similar to that of last year.
Anuforom noted that it was a challenge to the agency which required constant monitoring, and that there was nothing to worry about as the agency has been equipped by the government to give real time accurate weather conditions.
He revealed that the agency was getting more and more accurate in its weather prediction as attested to by the fact that the aeronautical metrological service scaled the ISO 001quality management audit, observing that the agency would continue to render accurate and quality meteorology services to Nigerians.