Malawi weather experts predict more rains

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.

Collapsed house at Thedzi village in Chikwawa.Cgovati nyirenda. mana

Collapsed house at Thedzi village in Chikwawa.Cgovati nyirenda. mana

Floods-Villagers get on a canoe to go to next houses from their washed away homes. Thedzi Village TA Mkhuwira Chikwawa.Cgovati nyirenda

Floods-Villagers get on a canoe to go to next houses from their washed away homes. Thedzi Village TA Mkhuwira Chikwawa.Cgovati nyirenda

 flash-floods caused by an over-flooded Likangala River in Zomba. Picture courtesy of Moses Kalasa.

flash-floods caused by an over-flooded Likangala River in Zomba. Picture courtesy of Moses Kalasa.

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:

SHIRE VALLEY

Locally heavy rains expected tonight and during morning and afternoon tomorrow.

Forecast Temperatures: Ngabu Min.22°C and Max.28°C

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS

Expect heavy rains tonight persisting into the morning and afternoon tomorrow.

Forecast Temperatures: Blantyre Min 17°C and Max. 24°C

CENTRAL AREAS

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

LAKESHORE AREAS

Heavy rains tonight into morning tomorrow. There will be thundery showers in the afternoon.

Forecast Temperatures: Mangochi   Min. 21°C and Max. 28°C

NORTHERN AREAS

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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Moon
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Lets pray for the people of Malawi and hope the rest of Africa will assist them in these times.

anachibwe
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Let’s pray for our friends this is indeed disaster Mr. President.

mbcnewsbadweatherforecast
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mbcnewsbadweatherforecast

Osakhala ndi weather forecast link bwanji, maybe these things could’ve been encountered properly!! and people would’ve saved their belongings and government was supposed to prepare a better place for evacuation victims, zonsezitu tinaziphunzira in standard 6 geography. What is government waiting for???? Oh lemme guess, aid money zika kanika nde i would suggest kuti tikangopakira ku ma nyumba a cash gate aja and nyumba ya Peter Mutharika yo!!!

sulaiman ahamad mtola
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Yah Allah almighty have mercy to all Malawian who are homeless and helpless plz plz plz

Fred Kandayah
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May the almighty Lord of mercy serve Malawi from this disaster.

Mbolo Sidwala!
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Nyasatimes, please create a weather column kuti tizidziwako za nyengo ngati m’mene mwatiuzirako mu nkhani iyi! You are the only trusted source of news and information!

ausbla
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zonse tisiya manja mwanu ambuye poti munazilenga ndinu,palibe ali ndi ulamuliro oziletsa.

Malawi
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President Peter Mutharika has warned people in flood probe area to relocate to higher grounds.  May I ask our Government to think of the elderly, sick, children, disabled ,preg nant. The weather focust is there for guidance inorder to avoid more loss of life. Telling people to relocate to high grounds is not wise in my opinion. Do we not have a department which deals with these crisis. The government needs to give these people temporary accomodation until things are sorted. Considering the poverty in Malawi, these families I assume they will need other basic needs for their daily needs.… Read more »
Concerned citizen
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We need to all pray for our land.

Martin Mwanangwa Munkhondya
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Martin Mwanangwa Munkhondya

Lord Have Mercy

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