Northern regions receive good rains

26 Jan 2014 16:00pm
WINDHOEK, 16 JAN (NAMPA) - Northern Namibia received the highest amount of rainfall on Wednesday.
A report released by the Namibia Hydrological Service (NHS) on Thursday said Outapi received the highest amount of rainfall gauging over 105 millimetres (mm) as recorded by the Namibia Meteorological Service (NMS).
According to the report, 50mm of rain was recorded in Oshakati by Leonard Hango.
At Odibo, Nancy Robson reported that they recorded 5mm of rain.
Robson was quoted as saying the area however needs a lot more rain for the crops in the area to be saved.
Rianne Selle at Epupa Camp in Kunene recorded 10mm after light showers received in the early morning hours.
Other areas which also received good rains were Bagani in the Zambezi Region with 15,3mm and Okahao in the Omusati Region with 12mm.
Areas which received less than 10mm included Omaruru in the Erongo Region with 8,6mm and Rundu in the Kavango Region with 8mm.
Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region and Tsumeb in the Oshikoto Region both received 5,6mm of rain on Wednesday.
The report further stated that the water level of the Zambezi River in the Katima Mulilo area showed a huge increase compared to last year.
“It recorded a water level of 1,6 metre compared to a water level of 1,15m for the same time last year,” the report said.
According to the report the water level of the Kwando River in the Kangolo area also increased to 2,98m compared to a water level of 2,35 m for the same time last year.