December 2, 2020

Why Jos has lowest temperature of 6.7 degree Celsius- NCRS

The chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong

“We have experienced extreme cold weather conditions between Thursday and Friday and from my assessment, the tempreture this year is colder than what we experienced in 2019,” he said.
However, the Head of Unit, Hydrology and Climate (Water Resources) at the National Centre for Remote Sensing, Onoja Desmond in an interview with Daily Trust said; “As at Friday morning, the lowest temperature recorded was 6.7 degree Celsius in Jos which is 7 degree Celsius. It is below the temperature in London because London recorded 9 degree Celsius. This means that Jos is colder than London.”
He said because jet streams are found at the upper level of the atmosphere and Jos is on a higher altitude of at least about 1,200 meters above sea level, “the altitude has made it very close to jet streams and that is why we are witnessing cold weather at this time. At our micro-climate here in Jos, we are witnessing as low as 7 degree Celsius and even 6 degree Celsius while in the day time, because of the sun in the atmosphere, it will rise to 11 to 20 degree Celsius.
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