Malawi MET warns of more rain 

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.

Paul Chiunguzeni updates the media on Disaster - Pic by Stanley Makuti

Paul Chiunguzeni updates the media on Disaster – Pic by Stanley Makuti

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.

SHIRE VALLEY

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

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS

Cool tonight. Partly cloudy in the morning and with localized thunderstorms during the afternoon tomorrow.

Forecast Temperatures: Blantyre Min19°C and Max. 28°C

CENTRAL AREAS

Expect rains tonight and during morning tomorrow. Heavy rains later in the day.

Forecast Temperatures: Lilongwe Min.19°C and Max.29°C

LAKESHORE AREAS

Expect thunderstorms  tonight and morning tomorrow. Locally heavy rains in the afternoon.

Forecast Temperatures: Mangochi   Min. 23°C and Max. 33°C

NORTHERN AREAS

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.

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16 thoughts on “Malawi MET warns of more rain ”

  1. ZAMBIAN MALAWIAN says:

    MALAWIANS PLEASE GOOGLE ,”KUOMBOKA CEREMONY OF ZAMBIA”.HERE U CAN TAKE A LEAF.HAPPY LHM NEW YEAR

  2. Abiti Fwe Fwe Fwe says:

    another useless organisation which is just milking govt money while their azigogos amangokhalila kuphwisa mma office(MET). Mpake anthu ake opeleka zanyengo amakhala ngati opwambwana, zizude.
    I stopped watching ur theoretical weather forecats many yrs ago. I tune in to international stations like Aljazeera or BBC, atleast for them they really update us whats exactly on the ground. Demeti MET!

  3. I dont understand this so called MET, they are liers all the time. Ichi anena icho anena, what is it. No need for met any more.

  4. kesterchipala says:

    Mvula itha kumavumba koma bola mmera usawonongeke kuwopa chilala

  5. Patriot says:

    Chokani apa ana a satana ndi mvula yanu ya satanikiyo mxieuw shatapu zanu
    WE BIND IT IN JESUS NAME.

  6. Angaliba Nusufi says:

    Mulungu atamandike nthawi zonse popedza ali ndi cholinga ndi anthu ake popereka mvula imeneyi. Ife ndi AYANI kuti tikane zimene Namalenga wakonza kuti tikumane nazo. Tiyeni tingolunjika kwa IYE yemwe watipatsa mvula imeneyi ndi kumupemphanso kuti atipatse mvula yoti isawononge miyoyo yathu.

  7. frank says:

    Ambuye mulungu tikuthawila kwa yinuyo tifeweseleni mavuto amvula omwe mayiko amalawi ndi mocambique awagwela, palibe kumene tingaphembe chithandizo koma kwayinuyo allah, chifukwa ndinu bwana wazolengedwa zonse.

  8. Mbolo Sidwala! says:

    Plz Nyasatimes, continue to give us daily weather update. You can as well create a weather forecast column.

  9. Yankees says:

    Ndiye mvula imeneyo, tingovomeleza chisumphi mwini film now everything, pajatu musaiwale amayambila p0ene nzelu zathu zathela!!!

  10. kd says:

    as far as APM is in control, this hail storms will cause havoc in this country ndiye paja ku mwela muwononga 300million, by end of the rainy season it will tripple …. musova!

  11. douglas says:

    God will always be with us . Amen

  12. out says:

    God will protect us Allah hmmm….

  13. kkkkkkk says:

    I’m in Central region. Nyumba ya lendi bwanji ku South guys.

  14. ZAMBIAN MALAWIAN says:

    ZAMBIANS HAVE WHAT THEY CALL KUOMBOKA CEREMONY.MEANING-GETTING OUT OF WATER.THE KING LEADS HIS PEOPLE OUT OF POSSIBLE FLOODING DURING RAINY SEASON.THEY DO NOT WAIT UNTIL WATER REACHES THEIR NECKS LIKE THE MALAWI NSANJE/CHIKWAWA PPLE.ACTUALLY THESE PPLE HAV TWO HOMESTEADS-ONE IN THE FERTILE VALLEY AND ANOTHER AT THE HIGHER GROUND.AS I SAID BEFORE,THEY DO NOT WAIT 4 DISASTER TO HIT.COME TO MALAWI ISSUE,I FEEL THESE PPLE NEED A CHANGE OF MINDSET.TAKE A LEAF FROM OUR NEIGBORS -ZAMBIA.THE LAND IS STILL YOS BUT SPARE OUR GOVT AND DONORS BECAUSE YO CASE IS KNOWN YEAR IN YEAR OUT.A FOOL SEES DANGER APPROACHING AND STAYS IN THE WAY OF DANGER-I HEAR SOME DO NOT WANT TO EVACUATE,SORRY THEN.

  15. richard bwanali says:

    May almighty allah protect us all

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