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New flood wave possible

1 week ago - 17 March 2017 | Weather

The meteorological service has forecast heavy rainfall over the south-western parts of Angola this weekend.This may cause serious flooding in northern Namibia, as the floodplains are already saturated with standing water. On Tuesday, northern hydrologist...

Dam levels rise and rise

2 weeks ago - 07 March 2017 | Weather

JANA-MARI SMITH Widespread rain in catchment areas continues raising dam levels, with the Swakoppoort Dam rising by 19.5 percentage points since the end of February.According to NamWater’s latest dam bulletin,...

Schools abandoned after heavy rains

3 weeks ago - 02 March 2017 | Weather

Learning in some schools in northern Namibia has been affected after heavy rains experienced on Tuesday evening and the early morning hours of yesterday.Schools in the Ohangwena and Omusati regions were flooded, with classrooms and...

Hardap sluices open

1 month - 21 February 2017 | Weather

JANA-MARI SMITH NamWater opened the Hardap Dam sluices yesterday after the dam level reached close to 70% following heavy rains in recent days.The sluices were opened yesterday after 14:00 at...

Dineo weakens, moderate winds expected

1 month - 20 February 2017 | Weather

Tropical cyclone Dineo weakened considerably over the weekend and was downgraded to a normal low-pressure system that was expected to cause moderate rainfall, says Meteorological Service deputy director Franz Uirab.Uirab said Dineo entered Namibia in...

Dineo weakens, moderate winds expected

1 month - 19 February 2017 | Weather

Tropical cyclone Dineo weakened considerably over the weekend and was downgraded to a normal low-pressure system that was expected to cause moderate rainfall, says Meteorological...

Welcome relief for Namibia

1 month - 17 February 2017 | Weather

After a few days of heavy and intense rainfalls over vast areas of Namibia, many of the country’s larger rivers have been flowing quite strongly,...

Dineo to hit Namibia this weekend

1 month - 17 February 2017 | Weather

Namibia will feel the impact of tropical storm Dineo this weekend. Certain parts of the country can expect heavy rainfall of more than 50 mm,...

Damn good rain

1 month - 14 February 2017 | Weather

Widespread rainfall throughout the country this past week has resulted in welcome inflows into several of Namibia's dams and heavy rainfall is still expected in...

Zambezi issues flood warnings

1 month - 26 January 2017 | Weather

Flood warnings have been issued for the Kabbe South and Kabbe North constituencies in the Zambezi Region.The governor of the Zambezi Region, Lawrence Sampofu, said...

Relief as dams receive water

2 months ago - 17 January 2017 | Weather

Although the Neckartal Dam in southern Namibia is still under construction it received its first inflow last week when massive amounts of water flowed in...

Dam levels remain critical

2 months ago - 10 January 2017 | Weather

Several of Namibia's dams, including the Von Bach Dam, have received inflow following rain in the past week. During the past week NamWater has...

Weather

When it rains, it pours

2 months ago - 05 January 2017 | Weather

Although many Namibians are rejoicing at the rainfall the country has received, some people are not as happy as others about the rain. Ndapandula...

Rainy start for 2017

2 months ago - 03 January 2017 | Weather

Many Namibians celebrated the first day of 2017 by sharing happy rainfall news and photos via social media after widespread showers across the country. ...

More rain expected

2 months ago - 28 December 2016 | Weather

ELLANIE SMITThe entire country rejoiced at good rains received on Christmas Day, and the weather bureau has warned of heavy downpours over the central northern,...

Warnings of floods and low...

3 months ago - 15 December 2016 | Weather

ELLANIE SMIT Tourists have been urged to make other arrangements if they plan on making use of the Sendelingsdrift pontoon border crossing between Namibia and...

Rain continues countrywide

4 months ago - 23 November 2016 | Weather

JANA-MARI SMITHRain will continue across the county for much of today, following a countrywide downpour that included many areas along the coast since Monday.According to...

Hottest year on record

4 months ago - 10 November 2016 | Weather

ELLANIE SMITWhile summer temperatures in Namibia have been soaring, it is predicted that 2016 will be the hottest year ever recorded globally.The World Meteorological Organisation...

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