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More rain reported in the Kunene Region

More rain reported in the Kunene Region

Niël Terblanché

 

THE main street of Kamanjab was turned into a raging torrent after more than 80 millimetres of rain fell in and around the town in less than an hour.

 

The sudden downpour and the flooding of the streets in Kamanjab on Sunday sparked fears that flash floods may occur in dry river beds all over the Kunene Region and the Meteorological Service of Namibia issued a warning to residents of the region to take the necessary precautions in this regard.

 

The good rains over parts of north-western Namibia come at a time where the Namibian Government is in the process of distributing drought aid to farmers that simply cannot feed their livestock any longer as a result of the persistent drought of the past eight years.

 

 

The heavens above the drought-stricken region have opened up since Sunday and rain in excess of 70 millimetres was reported in stretches of land between Khorixas and Ruacana.

 

The area surrounding the Olushundja Dam and Eunda received 35 millimetres while about five millimetres of rain were measured at Opuwo.

 

About 30 millimetres of rain were measured in the area of Sesfontein while Ruacana received about ten millimetres of rain earlier on Monday.

 

Good downpours were also reported to the southeast in Outjo.
Residents of Windhoek reported showers while in the extreme southeast of the country a heavy rain shower occurred over Karasburg and surrounding areas.

 

According to the Namibia Meteorological Service heavy rainfall will persist in the northwest, central-north, Otjozondjupa, and Khomas regions.

 

The rest of the country can expect partly cloudy and warm to hot weather conditions in the extreme southwest, Kavango, and Tsumkwe constituency.

 

Residents in other parts of the country can expect partly cloudy and warm to hot weather conditions with scattered thundershowers.

 

At the coast, people can expect partly cloudy and mild to warm weather conditions with some rain showers in the northern part of the Namib Desert.

 

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