After five days of prolonged rains that caused havoc in most parts f southern Malawi the officials at the Department of the Meteorological Services and Climate Change says more rains will be now be shifting to northern and central areas.
In its weather forecast report released on Friday the Met department says the country should expect locally heavy rains tonight and tomorrow.
“The risks of flooding are still very high and avoid crossing fast flowing streams and rivers,” it warns.
“What the country has witnessed is only the beginning of the onset of rains,” Paul Chiunguzeni, principal secretary for Disaster Management Affairs, said in a statement.
“The government is urging people living in flood-prone districts to urgently relocate to upland areas to avoid losing more lives.”
Chiunguzeni would not provide an updated figure, saying teams had been sent to “source and verify information” on the number of people dead and missing.
Here is the detailed weather forecast from Friday up to Sunday.
WEATHER FORECAST FOR TONIGHT AND TOMORROW 17THJANUARY, 2015
SYNOPSIS AND INFERENCE:
A moderate tropical storm “CHEDZA” in the Mozambique Channel continues to shift further eastwards towards Madagascar thereby reducing moisture inflow into southern Malawi. Congo air mass is however expected to remain dominant over central and northern areas of Malawi. Expect lesser rains over southern Malawi. The risks of flooding are still high and as a precaution avoid crossing fast flowing streams and rivers.
Warm tonight. It will be partly cloudy during the morning tomorrow. Few thunderstorms during the afternoon tomorrow.
Forecast Temperatures: Ngabu Min.24°Cand Max.35°C
Cool tonight. Partly cloudy in the morning and with localized thunderstorms during the afternoon tomorrow.
Forecast Temperatures: Blantyre Min19°C and Max. 28°C
Expect rains tonight and during morning tomorrow. Heavy rains later in the day.
Forecast Temperatures: Lilongwe Min.19°C and Max.29°C
Expect thunderstorms tonight and morning tomorrow. Locally heavy rains in the afternoon.
Forecast Temperatures: Mangochi Min. 23°C and Max. 33°C
It will rain tonight and during the morning tomorrow. Expect heavy rains in the afternoon tomorrow.
Forecast Temperatures: Mzuzu Min.18°Cand Max.28°C
WINDS: Light north westerly but gusty in stormy areas.
OUTLOOK FOR SATURDAY: Expect more rains mainly over central and northern areas.
OUTLOOK FOR SUNDAY: Expect more rains mainly over central areas and northern areas.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :