Thundershowers predicted for Namibia

04 Jan 2016 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 04 JAN (NAMPA) – More rainfall has been predicted for Namibia's northern, central and south-eastern parts in the form of thundershowers that could last for days at some places.
The Namibia Meteorological Services’ Chief forecaster, Odillo Kgobesti told Nampa on Monday that thundershowers are expected from Tuesday to Wednesday, with weaker rainfall expected on Thursday and an increase to storms again at the weekend.
“A chance of about 60 per cent thunderstorms is expected over the north-western part of the country towards the central-north. The same is expected for the west and the south-western part of Namibia. Regarding the remainder of the country, thunderstorms have a chance of about 30 per cent.”
He said the synoptic condition shows an abundance of tropical moisture moving in from Angola and there is a lot of low-pressure cells over Namibia causing uplifts and thunderstorms.
Kgobetsi said although there will be a decrease in the intensity of rainfall countrywide; rain is still expected until the end of January.
From 22 December 2015 to the 28 December 2015, Gobabis, Rundu and Okangwati recorded the highest rainfall of 52, 38.3 and 26.6 millimetres (mm) respectively. From 29 December 2015 to 03 January 2016, Omabubuu, Ondangwa and Outapi record the highest rainfall of 51, 44.8 and 43.3 respectively.