Good rains predicted for Namibia

06 Jan 2015 12:40pm
WINDHOEK, 06 JAN (NAMPA) – Favourable rainfall has been predicted for Namibia's northern, central and south eastern parts. The rainfall, which is expected to be in the from of thundershowers, could last for days at some places.
The Chief Meteorogical Technician and Forecasting at the Windhoek Meteorological Services, Odillo Kgobetsi made this revelation an Interview with Nampa here on Tuesday.
He said the good rainfall that has been experienced in neighbouring South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia over the past two months will now also move towards Namibia.
Kgobetsi noted that synoptic conditions show that a high pressure system is building in the area of Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia, which makes it favourable for the Namibian interior to receive good rains starting tomorrow.
“The northern part of Namibia is expected to receive rain first and it will slowly move towards the central part and eventually to the southern areas,” he said.
Kgobetsi said that the extreme eastern part of Namibia close to Botswana will however be left dry a while longer, as rainfall is only expected there as from next week.
Namibia is yet to receive favourable rain during the current rainy season, which is already in its second half.
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