The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services says most areas in the center and northern regions are this week expected to continue experiencing rainfall activities.
Director of the Department Jolamu Nkhokwe told YFM that the heavy rains are due to the presence and oscillation of an active Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ICTZ).
Nkhokwe however highlighted that most areas in the south are expected to continue experiencing erratic and reduced rainfall activities with occasional isolated thunderstorms.
“Most areas in the south are expected to continue experiencing erratic and reduced rainfall activities however most areas in the center north are expected to continue experiencing rainfall activities associated locally heavy thunderstorms heavy episode,” said Nkhokwe.
He added that most parts of the country will this weekend experience heavy episodes of rainfall activities.
“As from Friday March 12 to Sunday March 14 2021 most of the areas over the south, center and the north of the country are expected to experience a wave of rainfall activities with thunderstones with heavy episodes over the southern high ground areas.
“This is due to the combined effects of Congo Air Mass and also oscillation of ICTZ,” said Nkhokwe.
He warned that heavy the downpour is likely to pose high threat of flush floods in low lying areas particularly along the lakeshore and that people should always exercise caution by avoiding walking through fast moving water or crossing flooding rivers.