Two more days of rain

Some parts of the country can look forward to two more days of welcome rains before dry weather sets in over the weekend.

04 April 2019 | Weather

The good rainfall experienced in many parts of the country this week is likely to continue today and tomorrow.

Chief forecaster Odillo Kgobetsi of the Namibia Meteorological Service (NMS) says the rain is expected to continue in the extreme north-western part of the Kunene region, as well as Otjozondjupa, Khomas and the eastern part of Hardap today.

The same areas are expected to receive continued rainfall on Friday, extending to the Kavango and Zambezi regions later that day.

In the extreme western and south-western parts of the country the weather will remain dry, he added.

On Saturday and Sunday dry weather is expected to return over the southern half of Namibia, with a few clouds in the eastern, western and central areas.

A few thundershowers are expected in the north-eastern areas over the weekend.

Namibians have been sharing rainfall figures and photos on several online platforms.

About 60 mm was recorded at Osona near Okahandja on Wednesday evening, while the same area received 27 mm of rain over the weekend.

A Khomas Hochland resident shared that 30 mm of rain was recorded on Wednesday.

At Gobabis, a resident recorded 24 mm of rain on Wednesday.

Several people reported that the Omaruru, Okahandja and Swakop rivers were in flood. The Avis Dam on the outskirts of Windhoek received inflow for the first time this season.

Over the weekend, a farmer recorded 70 mm south-east of the Auas mountains near Dordabis.

Rainfall figures released by the NMS show that the highest rainfall was experienced at Sesfontein and Gobabis.

On Sunday, Sesfontein recorded 19.5 mm while Gobabis recorded 25.8 mm on Monday.

Just over 20 mm was recorded at the NMS Windhoek head office over the weekend - 12.6 mm on Saturday and 7.4 mm on Sunday. On Wednesday morning, 1 mm was recorded there.

Elsewhere, Otjiwarongo recorded 15 mm of rain on Wednesday.

JANA-MARI SMITH

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