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North receives good rain, more thundershowers expected

North receives good rain, more thundershowers expected

Staff Reporter

THE past weekend brought decent rain for some northern areas and more thundershowers are expected, specifically in the North-east, on Tuesday.
This is according to Namibia Meteorological Services’ weather forecaster, Richard Nashikaku, who identified Rundu, in the Kavango East, as one of the places that can expect thundershowers. These thundershowers, Nashikaku predicted, are not only expected in Rundu on Tuesday, but also on Wednesday and Thursday.

According to rain measurements released by Namibia Meteorological Services, many northern places already received decent rainfall during the past weekend. This includes Oshakati, in the Oshana Region, and Onghwiyu, in the Ohangwena Region, which recorded 14,8mm and 10mm of rain respectively between Saturday and Sunday.

Photos and videos shared on social media also showed that other northern towns such as Eenhana, in the Ohangwena Region, received some rain during the weekend as well.

RAIN IN THE NORTH: Facebook user shared video of rain in Eenhana, Ohangwena Region. Video: Facebook (Ati Pandeni).

In contrast, the South barely received any rain this weekend – although //Kharas Region’s Aroab recorded about 27mm of rain last week between Wednesday and Friday morning. The //Kharas Region was also not highlighted as an area where thundershowers will occur, but Nashikaku predicted that cooler air will persist in the region on Tuesday.

However, sunny and warm conditions are also expected in the //Kharas Region on Tuesday. In this regard, places such as Aroab, Karasburg and Keetmanshoop can expect minimum temperatures ranging between 10°C and 13°C, with maximum temperatures ranging between 27°C and 29°C.
Still, the South’s anticipated temperatures pale in comparison to what is expected in the North.

Based on Nashikaku’s weather predictions, many northern towns can expect minimum temperatures ranging between 18°C and 23°C and maximum temperatures ranging between 36°C and 38°C. The highest temperatures are once again expected in Ondangwa, where a minimum temperature of 23°C and a maximum temperature of 38°C is expected.

Nashikaku also predicted that the coast will likely experience partly cloudy and mild conditions. Henties Bay and Swakopmund can expect minimum temperatures of 13°C and maximum temperatures ranging between 17°C and 19°C. !Nami#nus and Walvis Bay will likely be somewhat warmer as minimum temperatures ranging between 13°C and 14°C and maximum temperatures ranging between 23°C and 24°C are expected.

Nashikaku added that the coast can also expect fog patches at times. Walvis Bay, in particular, is expected to be particularly foggy on Wednesday and Thursday.

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