Enugu records first rain, eases heat wave

Enugu State has recorded its first rain of the year
2021 on Sunday, thus easing the excruciating heat
wave.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the
rain started at about 3 a.m. and lasted for over two
hours.
Almost all parts of Enugu metropolis monitored
witnessed the rain, which came with a cooling
effect on the dry weather occasioned by heat wave.
Reacting, a resident of Achara Layout, Mr Obi
Nwosu, said that it was a great relief as “we are
already melting as humans’’.
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“The cool atmosphere is well cherished and I pray it
continues this way,’’ Nwosu said.
A nursing mother, Mrs Chioma Agu, said that it was
gratifying to see God at work by sending the rain to
bring a deep cooling effect on the atmosphere.
Agu, who lives in Garki area of Agbani Road, said
that she hardly sleep at night as the heat would
usually disturb her baby, who in turn would keep her
awake in most hours of the night.
She said: “At least for the first time, my baby,
Ngozi, slept very well today.
“I believe as the weather continues to be cool it will
give me and other family being disturbed by the
sleeplessness of the baby relief’’.
Mr Gideon Osueke, who lives in Uwani axis of the
metropolis, appreciated God that the on-set of the
rainy season would relatively solve the water
scarcity issue in the metropolis.
“If the rain continues, the issue of scarcity of water
and residents trekking far distances to get water,
especially for domestic use, will be a thing of the
past this year,’’ Osueke said.
The report added that the early rain did not wreak
any havoc.

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