NiMet predicts flight cancellation, diversion in 2022



By Gabriel Agbeja

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) said there might be flight delays and cancellations in compliance with safety regulations during the 2022 rainfall season.

This is contained in the 2022 Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP) report made available to newsmen on Friday in Abuja.

According to the agency, rainfall season in Nigeria is usually cloudy and accompanied by thunderstorms resulting in frequent turbulence during flights.

“Thunderstorms could lead to flight rescheduling, diversion and cancellation leading to loss of revenue. The usual reduced visibility during heavy downpour will not be uncommon in 2022 rainy season.

“Similarly, during the dry season, dust haze and spells can affect visibility that may affect flight operations. Runoffs and aquaplaning on tarmacs and runways also occur during the rains especially at the peak of the rainfall season.

“This may increase skidding off the tarmac,’’ it said, adding that there would be…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria