Monday 27 May 2013

NIMET Cautions Pilots Over Prevalent Violent Weather

Aviation Nigeria

Pilots have been advised to be very cautious and take precaution during flight operations   as violent weather is becoming more frequent within the country’s airspace as the wet season sets in.

The advise was given by the Director General of Nigerian Meteorological Agency, [NIMET] Dr Anthony Anuforom  in an interview with newsmen shortly after delivering an induction lecture organized by the Nigerian Academy of Science.

Dr Anuforom explained that in some locations that the frequency of occurrence of  thunder storms was increasing adding that the rainfall pattern this year would  be similar to that of last year.

“The rainfall pattern this year was going to be similar with that of last year. In terms of what is happening in the air, those things are there because violent weather, extreme weather effect is becoming more and more frequent. In some locations, frequent of occurrence of thunderstorms are increasing and which means that there have to be more precaution on the part of pilots and everybody.”

The NIMET boss however declared that it was a challenge to the agency which required constant watch adding that there was nothing to worry about as the agency has been equipped by the government to give real time weather conditions.

“Fortunately for us government has encouraged us by providing us with equipment we need and to sustain and live with challenge of maintaining it”.

Dr Anuforom revealed that the agency was getting more and more accurate in its prediction as attested to by the fact that the aeronautical metrological service scaled the ISO 001 quality management  audit and that  the agency would continue to render accurate and quality meteorology services to Nigerians.

On the precautions being taken by some state government to avert disaster following this year’s rainfall predictions by NIMET, Dr Anuforom said it was a welcome development that the Governors forum was concerned about the predictions as the forum has written for collaboration with NIMET.


Post a Comment