Rain recorded in //Karas Region

06 Jan 2014 14:20pm
WINDHOEK, 06 JAN (NAMPA) – Southern Namibia recorded some rain on Sunday, with eight millimetres (mm) recorded at Aus in the //Karas Region.
According to a report released by the Namibia Hydrological Service (NHS) on Monday, Lüderitz, also in //Karas, recorded just over 2mm.
Information provided by the Namibia Meteorological Service (NMS) said places which recorded less than 1mm of rain from Sunday morning until Monday morning included Gobabis in the Omaheke Region, Noordoewer in the //Karas Region and Mpacha Airport, also known as the Katima Mulilo Airport, with 0.2mm each.
Meanwhile, the north-eastern regions continued to receive good rains.
Riaan Bester of Camp Kwando on the banks of the Kwando River reported 46mm of rain.
“The recorded rain for this season so far is 442mm compared to that of the previous season, which was 498mm,” he reported.
Chief Hydrologist at the NHS, Pauline Mufeti reported that during the last couple of weeks, especially in the Zambezi catchment area, rains have caused an increase in the levels of the Zambezi River as gauged at Katima Mulilo.
Mufeti also reported that no flows have been reported in the Cuvelai catchment which falls between the Kunene River in the west and the Kavango River in the east.
“Perennial rivers such as the Kavango and Kongola have also gauged above normal levels for the same time,” she reported.
The water level of the Zambezi River in the Katima Mulilo area stood at 1,54 meters (m), compared to the normal water level of 1,02m for this time of the year.
The Kwando River in the Kongola area recorded a water level of 3,26m compared to the normal water level of 2,31m for this time of the year.
The Kavango River in the Rundu area recorded an above normal water level of 4.85m compared to the normal water level of 4,63m.