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ALERT: HEAVY LAST OF THE SEASON RAINS EXPECTED OVER LARGE PARTS OF NAMIBIA THIS EASTER WEEKEND
Earlier this week various rumours began circulating that the coming Easter weekend could be a rain drenched one.
This late in the rainy season however, skepticism is high – Namibia’s rainfall season was dismal and government is now handling several cases of drought related shortages and crisis.
However, according to several weather experts, rain is in fact expected over large parts of the country, including the south, over the next four days.
Namibia Meteorological Service forecaster Olga Tjiueza today said that thundershowers are expected to come down over many parts of Namibia.
Moreover, satellite rain chaser and weather aficionado, Kobus Botha announced on his website today that “many thunderstorms possible over many areas in the country, including Namibia. High falls possible in places”.
For today (28 March 2013) Olga said the weather charts predict heavy rainfall mostly over the most northern parts of Namibia, along the border with Angola.
From tomorrow onwards however, that weather system is expected to make it’s way down to the north-central and central parts of the country, hopefully bringing along buckets of rain.
From tomorrow or Saturday, the rainfall – most likely the last of the season – is expected to move over the southern parts of the country too.
“Sunday is the same picture for the whole country”, Olga added. On Monday, the rainfall will retreat to the south-eastern parts of the country, and from Tuesday onwards much clearance is expected.