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Many pray for rain

Many pray for rain

Video: Good rains filled dry riverbeds to the south west of Windhoek after good rains fell in the catchment areas. – Footage: Contributed

Gert Jacobie

MANY Namibians all over the country today spent their lunch hour at their congregations praying for deliverance from the drought that now has the entire country in its grip.

Shortly after these services came to an end, sporadic reports of downpours were received from areas mostly to the west and central parts of the country. On a farm 60 kilometres south west of Windhoek, Hohenhorst, a strong downpour accompanied by hail had rivers in die mountainous area in flood.

Good rains that fell to the south west of Rehoboth caused dry riverbeds on Farm Neu Onis in the district of Maltahohe to fill up and flow.
Residents of Windhoek reported a heavy shower over the northern and western suburbs of the city on Thursday afternoon. Moore rain fell further to the north and west of capital.
Rain was also reported in and around Keetmanshoop for a second day in a row while farms in the area of Gochas also receive much needed showers
Also in the southwest of the country, it seems the season have started, with strong, dusty winds reported and even light showers. Rain was reported from Noordoewer and Rosh Pinah.

Meanwhile the Namibia Meteorological Service predicted sunny and very hot weather in the north east of Namibia. Elsewhere in the country partly cloudy and hot to very hot with a few more thundershowers can be expected at places over the Hardap and //Karas Regions. Windy weather will persist in the interior of the country.
Residents at the coast can expect partly cloudy and cool to warm weather conditions according to the weather service.

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