Thundershowers predicted for north-western, southern Namibia
RUNDU, 24 OCT – Heavy to very heavy thundershowers are expected over the north-western and southern parts of Namibia in the coming days.
The Namibia Meteorological Services’ Chief Forecaster, Odillo Kgobetsi told Nampa on Tuesday thundershowers are expected to persist in the northwest and Otjozondjupa Region from Tuesday to Wednesday, with light to moderate showers expected over the central regions.
He also said a wide spread of thundershowers are expected in the Kunene, Erongo and Khomas regions Wednesday morning and in the afternoon, when flash floods could occur.
“After Wednesday, we can see a bit of dryness creeping in over the southern part of Namibia and some parts of the southwest, as well as the southern parts of the central areas,” explained Kgobetsi.
He said the north-eastern areas of the country will also experience some rain in the coming days “as there is a little bit of moisture coming in from the south”.
“However, the sky will be clear over the south and central parts of the country on Friday,” said Kgobetsi.
Over Monday to Tuesday, Rehoboth, Mariental, Windhoek and Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport recorded the highest rainfall.
Rehoboth recorded 31 millimetres (mm), Mariental 30mm and Windhoek 10mm, while Hosea Kutako International Airport recorded 6mm of rain.