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Alert! Abuja-bound Flights Diverted Due To Dust Haze by BokoHaramm: 2:33pm On Jan 06, 2015
Report reaching the stables of elombah.com indicates that all Abuja-bound airplanes has been re-routed to nearby airports due to heavy dust haze emanating from the Harmattan, which makes landing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja challenging.
It would be recalled that early December 2014, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze conditions with visibility of about 5000 metres in the central states on Saturday, Dec. 20.
According to the forecast, the northern states will experience dust haze conditions with visibility, greater than 5000 meters in the morning hours.
The forecast stated that visibility would deteriorate in the region toward the evening hours to local visibility of less than 2000 metres at locations in the North-East.
揟he southern coastal areas will experience misty conditions in the morning hours and cloudy conditions with slight chances of localised rain showers.
The rain showers are expected over few places like Eket and Port Harcourt along the South-East cost during the afternoon period.
Hazy conditions are expected in the inland areas during the forecast period,� NiMet stated.
燬ubsequently, Pilots flying over the Nigerian airspace between December 2014 and March 2015 have been warned by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to be wary of harmattan haze.
揟his warning is important as Harmattan is known to pose an obvious threat to aircraft particularly in areas of challenging terrains due to low visibility,� the agency said in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Fan Ndubuoke.
Arik Air, one of the major users of the busy 燦namdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja
The alert is in line with the Seasonal Rainfall Prediction issued by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) on the cessation of rainy season in 2014.
揟he Harmattan is a dry and dusty wind that blows southwards from the Sahara across the country between the end of November and March, the following year.
揙n its passage over the desert, it picks up large amount of fine dust particles (0.5 to 10 micrometers) which are transported hundreds of kilometres over the south.
揟he effect of the dust and sand stirred by the wind is known as Harmattan Dust Haze,� NCAA said.
In addition, the consequence of the Harmattan is a heavy fog that causes air � to � ground visibility to be considerably reduced.
揂erodrome visibility may fall below the prescribed minima and in severe conditions; dust haze can blot out runways, the markers and airfield lightings over wide areas.
揟his makes visual navigation extremely difficult or impossible. Resultantly, where visibility falls below the prescribed weather minima, flight operations are likely to be delayed, diverted or outrightly cancelled,� the agency said.
NCAA called on all Pilots to obtain adequate departure, en route and destination weather information and briefing from NIMET prior to flight operations at all the airports.
揚ilots are similarly advised to exercise maximum restraint when strong surface wind, fog or harmattan haze is observed or forecast. All concerned are required to ensure compliance with this Circular,� NCAA said
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Re: Alert! Abuja-bound Flights Diverted Due To Dust Haze by Nobody: 2:46pm On Jan 06, 2015
This government sef...
What are the alternatives? No roads, rails, horse or even carts...for the last 16 years shocked
Change is now desired...

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Re: Alert! Abuja-bound Flights Diverted Due To Dust Haze by bigtt76(f): 2:48pm On Jan 06, 2015
GEJ again shei grin LMAO

Keneking:
This government sef...
What are the alternatives? No roads, rails, horse or even carts...for the last 16 years shocked
Change is now desired...
Re: Alert! Abuja-bound Flights Diverted Due To Dust Haze by Redoil: 3:13pm On Jan 06, 2015
Keneking:
This government sef...
What are the alternatives? No roads, rails, horse or even carts...for the last 16 years shocked
Change is now desired...
gej don suffer for APCs shilldren of collective anger madness. Always blame their inability to reason properly on gej

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Re: Alert! Abuja-bound Flights Diverted Due To Dust Haze by Redoil: 3:14pm On Jan 06, 2015
Where you born in the year 1976
bigtt76:
GEJ again shei grin LMAO

Re: Alert! Abuja-bound Flights Diverted Due To Dust Haze by bigtt76(f): 4:41pm On Jan 06, 2015
shocked why? You wan marriade me? Tok now ooo grin No dulling dis year

Redoil:
Where you born in the year 1976
Re: Alert! Abuja-bound Flights Diverted Due To Dust Haze by Redoil: 5:26pm On Jan 06, 2015
bigtt76:
shocked why? You wan marriade me? Tok now ooo grin No dulling dis year

yes i want to marry you that is if you are a female
Re: Alert! Abuja-bound Flights Diverted Due To Dust Haze by Nobody: 5:31pm On Jan 06, 2015
Thanks and praise to the Most High God for His mercy. May bad news be far from Nigeria in Jesus name, Amen! We pray for peace in all parts of the country. God bless President GEJ
Re: Alert! Abuja-bound Flights Diverted Due To Dust Haze by bigtt76(f): 5:45pm On Jan 06, 2015
Issorite ....you wan taste abi? tongue

Redoil:
yes i want to marry you that is if you are a female
Re: Alert! Abuja-bound Flights Diverted Due To Dust Haze by Redoil: 5:57pm On Jan 06, 2015
bigtt76:
Issorite ....you wan taste abi? tongue

no i am serious about it should i send you a pm
Re: Alert! Abuja-bound Flights Diverted Due To Dust Haze by bigtt76(f): 8:21am On Jan 07, 2015
Issorite o! tongue

Redoil:
no i am serious about it should i send you a pm

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