According to a statement, the affected states are Benue, Kebbi, Gombe, Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Borno, Katsina, Bauchi, Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna, Taraba and Adamawa.
Many towns are also expected to be flooded in these states.
The ministry appealed to government and people of the prone areas to take all necessary precautionary measures to avoid any disaster.
It added that adherence to similar warnings in the past had saved lives and property. (NAN)