The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services has advised the public to take precautionary measures as most areas of the country are experiencing thunderstorms accompanied by strong winds.
The department’s weekly update has indicated that most areas of the country are expected to continue having scattered and isolated rainfall with occasional thunderstorms in the week beginning Sunday December 13 to Sunday December 20.
Director in the Department Jolamu Nkhokwe has advised people against seeking shelter under trees, being the tallest object in an area and using electrical appliances to avoid thunderstorm related accidents in such instances.
Nkhokwe said: “The public is advised to take precautionary measures during thunderstorms that is avoid moving water, physical interaction with electrical appliances and seeking shelter under trees.”
He has also asked the public around the lakeshore areas to avoid going fishing when there is an imminent thunderstorm in the vicinity to avoid loss of life and property at sea.
The public has also been advised to pay undivided attention to the daily, 10 days and weekly weather forecasts the department produces.