The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services says most parts of the country will continue experiencing heavy rainfall episodes that will likely cause floods.
Director in the Department Jolamu Nkhokwe says the downpour pose a high threat of flush floods in low lying areas and river banks particularly along the lakeshore areas mainly due to Congo air the country is experiencing.
“As from Sunday February 7 to February 14, 2021, most areas over the south, center and north of the country are expected to experience scattered to widespread rainfall activities associated with thunderstorms.
“The storms will be locally heavy over high ground area mainly over the south and center, and also lakeshore areas. This is due to Congo air influence and the influence of the of a deepening low pressure system in Mozambique Channel as the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone oscillates over the country,” forecasted Nkhokwe.
Nkhokwe has since advised people in the country not to walk through fast moving water or crossing flooding rivers.
“The heavy rainfall episodes are likely to pose high threat of flush floods in low lying areas and river banks particularly along the lakeshore.
“The public is advised not to walk through fast moving water or crossing flooding rivers. Road users should also exercise caution when driving on our roads due to reduced visibility and to avoid skidding on muddy roads,” Nkhokwe advised.