Showers and thundershowers expected

14 Oct 2014 19:00pm
WINDHOEK, 14 OCT (NAMPA) – Rain is expected in the capital on Wednesday and showers might occur next week Monday and Tuesday, the Namibia Meteorological Service (NMS) says in its weather forecast issued on Tuesday.
The NMS said in its seven-day forecast for 15 to 21 October 2014 temperatures are expected to range between 08 and 32 Degree Celsius as from Wednesday until next week Tuesday.
At the coast, showers are expected in Walvis Bay as from Wednesday until next week Tuesday, with minimum temperatures from 08 to 12 Degree Celsius and maximum temperatures of 25 Degree Celsius.
Rain is also expected in Rundu as from Wednesday until next Tuesday. Temperatures there will range between 18 and 32 Degree Celsius during the same period.
Showers are also expected in Ondangwa on Wednesday and Thursday, and might continue as from Sunday until next week Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to range between 18 and 36 Degree Celsius during the same period.
Meanwhile, the latest Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region Food Security Early Warning System Agromet Update issued last month for the rainfall forecast for the 2014/15 agricultural season predicted that most of SADC is expected to receive normal to above-normal rainfall from October 2014 until March 2015.
However, the exceptions are as follows: the south-western areas including south-western Angola, western Namibia and western South Africa were given higher chances of receiving above normal to normal rainfall in the October-December and January-March forecasts.
“The impacts of these most likely outcomes need to be considered in the context of normal rainfall amounts, rain bearing systems, soil moisture levels, water availability, grazing conditions; and current food security status in the different areas where the forecast is being applied,” the update added.