Rain on our doorstep

Further rain is expected today and tomorrow over most parts of the country, apart from the //Karas Region.

11 October 2019 | Local News

Clouds are gathering across broad swathes of Namibia and there are expectations of widespread rainfall over most parts of the country today and tomorrow.

In a welcome outlook provided by the Namibia Meteorological Service (NMS), chief meteorologist Odillo Kgobetsi said the first rain of the season was expected on Wednesday in all the northern regions and in the east, including Gobabis. Further rain is expected today and tomorrow over most parts of the country, apart from the //Karas Region, he said.

“More than 15 mm is expected in places in the central-north, north-west and the Hardap and Khomas regions over the weekend.”



Seasonal

A recent statement on rainfall prospects for the rest of the year said the outlook for the next three months looked positive.

The statement noted that during October, November and December the country is likely to receive normal to above-normal rainfall.

During the January, February March window next year, however, Namibia is expected to receive normal to below-normal rainfall except over the Zambezi Region where normal to above-normal rainfall is forecast.

Dirkse states further that there is 35% probability in the above-normal category, a 40% probability in the normal category and 25% probability in the below-normal category for the period October to December 2019.

During the period January to March 2020 most of the country can expect a 25% probability of above-normal rains, a 40% probability in the normal category and 35% probability in the below-normal category.

In the Zambezi Region there is a 35% probability of above-normal rainfall, a 40% probability in the normal category and 25% probability in the below-normal category.

The statement underlined that since August 2019 the sea surface temperatures in the equatorial central and eastern Pacific Ocean have been above average but ENSO neutral and are expected to continue as ENSO neutral.

A small number of models predict redevelopment of a weak El Nino towards the end of the year or early 2020.

There is a 40% likelihood for the development of weak El Nino towards the end of the year and 50% likelihood that ENSO-neutral conditions will prevail.

Statistical and dynamic climate prediction models were used to determine the likelihood of above-normal, normal and below-normal rainfall for each area for overlapping three-monthly periods.

Below-normal is defined as within the driest third of rainfall amounts of the 30 years (1971 to 2000 and/or 1981 to 2010) rainfall amounts, while above-normal rainfall is defined as lying within the wettest third of recorded rainfall amounts and normal is the middle third, centred on the climatological median.

JANA-MARI SMITH

Similar News

 

Rundu's N$45m 'water rot'

6 hours ago | Local News

Kenya Kambowe RUNDU Payment defaulters in Rundu's 11 suburbs owe the council a combined N$45 million for water, with the highest defaulter...

Coastal residents demand lockdown end

6 hours ago | Local News

LEANDREA LOUW WALVIS BAY Walvis Bay residents yesterday staged a protest against the ongoing...

Namibian students in China still in lockdown

6 hours ago | Local News

STAFF REPORTER BEIJING Namibian and other international students in China are baffled about being kept in strict lockdown although...

Aaniilonga yuundjolowele 39 ya monika oCovid-19

1 day - 06 August 2020 | Local News

JEMIMA BEUKESOVENDUKAMomaandaha nEtiyali aaniilonga yahamano muundjolowele oya monika ombuto.Onkalo ndjoka oya lopotwa molopota yomasiku 31 gaJuli moka mwa hololwa kutya ompumbwe yonzo dhopauntu miitopolwa oyimwe...

A dhipagwa omolwa ococaine niitapa

1 day - 06 August 2020 | Local News

GOBABISNAMPAOkamati koomvula 14 okwa lopotwa ka dhipaga omumati gwoomvula 18 konima sho e mu tsu nombele pethimbo lyolugodhi moGobabis moshitopolwa shaMaheke mOlyomakaya lwopotundi...

ACC’s Noa reacts to flurry of changes

2 days ago - 05 August 2020 | Local News

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKAnti-corruption commission (ACC) director-general Paulus Noa says the law prohibits the...

Mupini youth refuse to pay ‘witchcraft’ slur fines

2 days ago - 05 August 2020 | Local News

Kenya Kambowe MUPINIEleven youth, who in June were fined two cows or N$4 000 each by the Mbunza Traditional Authority (MTA)...

Erongo travel permits still on the table

2 days ago - 05 August 2020 | Local News

Adolf Kaure SWAKOPMUNDA notice displayed in one of the Swakopmund police station’s windows was removed on Saturday after it created uproar amongst the town’s residents.On...

Kwa totwa ongundu yoIPC

3 days ago - 04 August 2020 | Local News

OGONE TLHAGE OVENDUKAOngundu ndjoka otayi kwatelwa komeho kwaangoka a li a kutha ombinga methigathano lyehogololo lyuupresidende, Omundohotola Panduleni Itula, ngoka a tidhwa mongundu...

Oyendji taya kanitha iilonga

3 days ago - 04 August 2020 | Local News

OGONE TLHAGEOVENDUKASha landula sho kwa pitithwa omiyalu dhina sha nondjele yokwaahena iilonga metata lyotango lyomvula, aanongononi oya holola kutya aantu oyendji miikondo ya yooloka ngaashi...

Latest News

Border bribery syndicate exposed

6 hours ago | Crime

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEK Namibian authorities have widened their investigation into the case of Immanuel David, who allegedly paid bribes to various individuals so...

Shame on Namibian football ‘gods’

6 hours ago | Opinion

Like the body of a disgraced African dictator awaiting official communication on what is to be done with it, Namibian football has been lying in...

Fishrot's De Klerk washes dirty...

6 hours ago | Justice

RONELLE RADEMEYER WINDHOEK Marén de Klerk, the lawyer who left Namibia amid allegations that millions of dollars from the Fishrot bribery scandal had passed...

She’s got style

6 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

MICHAEL KAYUNDE WINDHOEK Launched in 2018, stylist Yverischka Ivertor Bok is happy with the pace at which her brand,...

10th NAMAs go virtual

6 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEK The Namibian Annual Music Awards executive committee recently announced that the 10th NAMAs will be delivered online. The event will...

Keeping it real

6 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

Awards season is finally in full swing, and this is testament to the stories carried in this edition.After being in suspense for a few months,...

Boy accused of murder granted...

6 hours ago | Justice

NAMPAGOBABISA 14-year-old boy who allegedly stabbed an 18-year-old to death at the Kanaan A informal settlement in Gobabis this past Saturday has been granted bail...

Pangolin traffickers nabbed

6 hours ago | Crime

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKIn the first cooperation between US law enforcement and the Namibian police, four suspected pangolin traffickers were recently arrested in Namibia.According to a statement...

Germany should fund Namibia's land...

6 hours ago | Columns

Henning Melber Nearly 30 years after starting land reform, Namibia's distribution of land ownership is still skewed. This is a colonial legacy. It is high...

Load More