The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services officials say the country should expect continuous remains for the next four days posing threats of more flooding.
The weather forecast for Monday night and the whole of Tuesday released by the department say the southern half of the country should expect heavy rains while there will be locally heavy thunderstorms and rain showers tonight into tomorrow in the northern half.
“The risks of flooding are very high and avoid crossing fast flowing streams and rivers,” says the
Here is the weather forecast for night and Tuesday:
Locally heavy rains expected tonight and during morning and afternoon tomorrow.
Forecast Temperatures: Ngabu Min.22°C and Max.28°C
Expect heavy rains tonight persisting into the morning and afternoon tomorrow.
Forecast Temperatures: Blantyre Min 17°C and Max. 24°C
Expect locally heavy rains tonight and in the morning tomorrow. Heavy thunderstorms later in the day.
Forecast Temperatures: Lilongwe Min.15°C and Max.25°C
Heavy rains tonight into morning tomorrow. There will be thundery showers in the afternoon.
Forecast Temperatures: Mangochi Min. 21°C and Max. 28°C
A high chance of rains tonight and during the morning. Expect heavy thundery showers in the afternoon tomorrow.
Forecast Temperatures: Mzuzu Min.16°C and Max.23°C
WINDS: Light and variable but gusty in stormy areas.
OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY: Expect rain drizzles in the southern half and thundery showers in the northern half.
Incessant rains that the country is experiencing is reported to have displaced over 40 individuals in 17 districts have been displaced by floods due to continuous rains for a week now but Department of Disaster Management Affairs officials say the number is likely to increase because the current figures exclude some districts where assessment is still under way.
Over 10 people have so far officially confirmed killed after being washed away by the floods. The department officials says they have so far exhausted their budget of about $300 000 and are asking for additional funding amounting of about $200 000 to help it respond to the crisis.
Meanwhile many people are in dire need of the assistance despite effort of some NGO’s including Unicef, World Vision Malawi, Malawi Red Cross Society, and the Malawi Defence Force who giving a helping hand.
Some of displaced people and currently being kept in schools and churches.
In Blantyre, some 540 families have lost their homes due to a hailstorm and floods. the floods have also made about seven roads impassable.
Malawi News Agency quoted Chikwawa District Agricultural Office that hundreds of pit Latrines and houses have been washed away causing a very health risk.
In Traditional Authority Makhuwira alone, 300 people have been displaced due to flooding of Manjole river and the people are been kept at Thedzi evacuation camp.
Meteorological experts attribute the continuous rains to stabilization of Congo and inter-tropical convergence zone air mass. They have warned that the country will continue to experience more rains until next week.
President Peter Mutharika has warned people in flood probe area to relocate to higher grounds.
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