The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned pilots over severe thunderstorms and other hazardous weather, which hamper flight operations as the rainy season sets in.
NCAA said the warning was a follow-up to the Advisory Circular (AC) with reference no AC: NCAA-AEROMET – 31 addressed to all pilots and airline operators and signed by its Director-General, Capt. Musa Nuhu.
“This is coming on the advent of the Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP) released by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) for the year 2021,” NCAA added.
NIMET has predicted March as the commencement of the rainy season in the Southern states while April/June 2021 is the commencement of the rainy season in central and Northern states.
“Consequently, this weather advisory circular is necessary to bring forth the evolving weather information associated with the commencement of rainy season and the effects on safety and efficiency of flight…
Source: Thisday Newspaper