Residents of Jos, the Plateau State capital, are experiencing severe cold weather following the change of season. The weather took a very harsh turn from last Saturday to resume the original nature of the rocky city. The weather forecast by the Nigeria Metreological unit has put Jos weather as low as 9o Centigrade, a little harsher than Los Angeles California. The prevailing weather has forced residents to regulate their time of coming in and out of their houses. No more night crawling as residents round off their daily activities fast enough to return home at 6pm. At the moment, no residents will want to be outside after 7pm and it is highly inconvenient to come out of the house before 9am. Residents warm water to drink as the water is extremely cold to cause blood clot when taken in it’s natural cold nature. At day time, people rush to the popular Terminus market at the city center to buy thick socks and tick hand gloves as well as thick winter jackets which is the new sleeping gown for both young and old. Families have resorted to the use of electric room warmer to sleep comfortably. Those who cannot afford an electric room warmer go for charcoal which they light and place it at the centre of the room. Medical experts have warned residents to always keep themselves warm both day and night. They have also been warned against playing with cold water to avoid it’s attendance risk. Residents expressed happiness, at least, that children schools have closed for the year before the cold sets in, else it would have been impossible for children to attend school under the harsh weather.
Jos Residents Lament As Weather Drops To 9°C
January 2, 2020