Weather authorities say most parts of Malawi will this week continue experiencing cold to very cold weather conditions with chilling effect.
According to the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services, this is due to the influx of freezingly cold and most polar airflow from the Indian Ocean into Malawi.
“As from Sunday 25th July to Wednesday 28th July 2021, most areas over the south, center and north of the country are expected to continue experiencing cold to very cold weather conditions with chilling effect, associated with dust blowing winds, outbreaks of rain drizzles, rain showers.
“This is due to the influx of freezingly cold and moist polar airflow advected from the very south of the Indian Ocean into the country,” reads the weekly weather statement signed by Jolamu Nkhokwe, Director in the Department.
He added that people are advised to wear warm clothing and eat well to stay warm.
“Due to the freezing weather conditions, the general public is advised to wear warm clothing, gloves, scarves, hats and eat well to stay warm.
“Space heaters should be placed away from flammable materials and should be turned off before leaving the room or going to bed,” said Nkhokwe.
The Department has also cautioned that Mwera winds are expected to continue blowing over the Lakes of Malawi, Malombe, Chirwa and other water bodies.
Due to this, those plying over the lake waters should continue exercising utmost extra caution to avoid loss of life and property due to rough waters caused by the invasion of Mwera Winds.