‘Danger to life’ Malawi warning: MET says more heavy rains, windstorms to batter South

The Department of Climate Change and Meteological Services has warned a spell of unsettled weather, marked by heavy thundershowers, strong winds  that will batter  some parts of the Southern Region from Friday.

Nkhokwe: Malawians should brace themselves

In a statement made available to Nyasa Times,  the department  is asking Malawians that to secure property and lives, the public should therefore take precautionary measures such as moving to higher grounds when water levels have started rising; avoiding crossing flooding rivers and not seeking shelter under trees and weak infrastructure.

“The public is advised to continue following weather updates issued from time to time by the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services as it continues to monitor weather development over the country to ensure seamless use of weather information on all times to alert by the public and to be kept safe from any weather related threats,” reads the statement issued by MET director Jolam Nkhokwe.

The statement quotes a Southern Africa Regional weather analysis that says a deep and wide low pressure system in the Mozambique Channel developed into a Tropical Cyclone now named IDAI on March 11, at a distance of 900kms from southern Malawi border in Nsanje at a position 17.4 south and 43.2 East approximately west-north of Madagascar, with a south-westward movement towards Beira in  Mozambique.

“Tropical Cyclone IDAI is expected to make a landfall over Beira in  Mozambique which is 480kms to Nsanje Boma by Thursday 14 March, while dumping heavy rains overland in  Mozambique including southern Malawi.”

Nkhokwe said the and strong winds are expected to start from Thursday to Sunday mainly over southern areas of Malawi which are at a risk for locally damaging winds, flooding and significant travel disruptions as the Tropical Cyclone makes its way to Zimbabwe where it is expected to weaken and die on 18th March.

According to recent report from the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA), the death toll from the floods and heavy rains has risen to 45 and over 577 injured and over 90,000 households affected.

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Maunits

Lapani machismo kumwera uko chifukwa cha anthu otukwana osalakwa, kupha anthu osalakwa, kuzunza anthu osalakwa. Mulungu watsitsa mphamvu zake motero. Chenjerani 21 May pakufkufunika munthu wa Mulungu kutumikra dziko lino. Mtsogoleli adzikhala oopa chauta.

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Nonsese commenting.Do u mean were being punished and that your holy ???Stupid maunits

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Samuel

Mulungu simunthu, maganizo ake simaganizo anu. Mukutiseka lero anthu akumwera chifukwa tiri mmavuto, chabwino sititha kukubwezelani Mulungu ndi amene adziwe kutsitsa anthu ozikweza okha. Oona ngati afikapo koma alikutali zedi. Ooneka ngati auzimu koma mphamvu yake adaikana. Mau a Mulungu akuti lirani nao olira pamene inu mukuseka ndi kunyoza olirao. Munthu sungaoloke tsinje usanafike mutsinjeo. Dikilani pa 22 May. Tioloke kaye musathe mau. Osamupangira Mulungu. Nsanje ndi Kaduka sizikuthandizani. Ngati ife akumwela mwayamba kale kuti nyoza ndi kuti sala pamavuto lero nanga mukatenga boma tidzakhala ndani? Sorry let’s meet when we cross the river.

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Aluweka

Am a Northerner and I say to you that you are an IDIOT

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