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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29 thoughts on “Malawi weather experts predict more rains”

  1. Moon says:

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

  2. anachibwe says:

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

  3. mbcnewsbadweatherforecast says:

    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!!!

  4. Yah Allah almighty have mercy to all Malawian who are homeless and helpless plz plz plz

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

  6. Mbolo Sidwala! says:

    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!

  7. ausbla says:

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

  8. Malawi says:

    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.
    Above all, Malawians lets all pray for wisdom as it is a Principlal thing. For us to get the wisdom we need to fear God therefore prayer is the answer to all the issues we are facing. God Bless Malawi.

  9. We need to all pray for our land.

  10. Martin Mwanangwa Munkhondya says:

    Lord Have Mercy

  11. phalula says:

    Afilip 4:19 Mulungu wanga ali ndi chuma chambiri mwa Khristu Yesu adzatipatsa zonse zomwe tisowa
    Ambuye timveleni chifundo ananufe potigwetsela mvula yabwino taonani ana anu akusowa pogona ngakhalenso chakudya atate tidziwa kuti ndife olephela pamaso panu koma chonde tikhululukileni atate Amen.

  12. God hv mencey through his Grace we will survive ….

    Hit Amen….

  13. oh God! i dnt know exctry whats going on ,is it the end of tym or wht God? what do u think in this poor cuntry people the will suvirve wth?if anything wrong pls God try to save onily those who hv tym to obey u pks my God.i realy know my God that when ever u r cros u allwy send things like this heavey rainfail as a punnishiment to ur people so that the cn hv tym for u pls my God the hv leaen a lesson nw may u pls forgv them and reales ur unger pls God? to u God

  14. Chi says:

    Instead of waiting for God, Allah to help let us start by helping each other, volunteer through any of the organisations mentioned, if you have spare clothes and blankets donate to those inneed.

  15. Chi says:

    Instead of waiting for God, Allah to help let us start by helping each other, volunteer through any of th organisations mention, if you have spare clothes and blankets donate to those inneed.

  16. JOSEPH CHIMASULA says:

    GOD BE WITH US.

  17. fkr says:

    Is it not God or Allah who is sending the rain. …… If not who is in control?

  18. Chechule says:

    Paja mvulayi inapemphereredwa ndi a silamu kuti iyambe kugwa.

  19. makito says:

    “President Peter Mutharika has warned people in flood prone areas to relocate to higher grounds”. Either the reporter or the President has no clue how to handle the situation. Is the state machinery involved in the relocation?????????????????????

  20. mr what what says:

    they failed to predict this rain, and they are saying it while others have waste property and others lost lives. Fools! No it will never rain like this again

  21. Tamzy says:

    God have Mercy

  22. kwenda says:

    your worthy Lord.

  23. Tiyanjane says:

    No rain overnight in Mzuzu. Morning sunshine – so far, so good. So I am sorting out my RED clothes, ready to join fellow democrats at Katoto grounds

  24. GOD,u’re mercy endures 4eva.Thanx 4 de rains malawi needed. Help us wth wisdom bcoz dis situation z beyond our knolej. We pray in de name of JESUS who calmed de storm according 2 matthew 8:23-27,amen!

  25. Mwenecho says:

    becoz of NAC Winds

  26. thamuda wa Aad says:

    God says:when they indulged in their malpractices, we plunged and engulfed them with a garment fear and great calamity, then we perished them away.

  27. kanyika dickson says:

    GOD we need your protection ,

  28. Grey says:

    May Allah the almighty protect us from this.

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