Met experts warn of Mwera winds over Lake Malawi

The Malawi Meteorological Department is warning that moderate Mwera winds of 30 per hour are expected to blow over Lake Malawi from Sunday  morning of 20 July, 2014 which is expected to cause high waves of 1.5  meters.

“This warning will be updated tomorrow on (Sunday) 20th July, 2014,” reads a weather report from the Malawi Metrological Department issued Saturday.

Met warning for Mwera winds on Lake Malawi
Met warning for Mwera winds on Lake Malawi

Earlier in June the Mwera winds on the Lake Malawi led to death of o 12 fishermen in the lake shore district of Nkhata-bay after their canoes had capsized.

In July last year, a total of five members who went for fishing on Lake Malawi went missing and feared dead following stormy Mwera winds that was blowing over the Lake.

Fishermen in Malawi have long been warned against getting into Lake Malawi during the months of May, June and July, when the weather is at its harshest.

Winter in Malawi starts in May and runs up to August.

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