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Multiple places experience significant rainfall, more expected over Easter weekend

Multiple places experience significant rainfall, more expected over Easter weekend

Staff Reporter

A NUMBER of places across various regions have experienced light to heavy storms this week, and more rain showers are anticipated this Easter weekend.

Weather enthusiasts have expressed significant appreciation for this week’s rainfall, sharing numerous photos and videos on social media to highlight and celebrate the rain showers in their respective areas.
Photos and videos depicting the recent rainfall in Mariental in the Hardap Region have garnered considerable attention online, showcasing how the week’s rainfall flooded some of the town’s streets. Images and videos capturing the remarkable rainfall in Mariental have been shared by a number of social media users such as Facebook user Petro Kruger Scheun.

However, Mariental isn’t the only place that experienced rain showers this week. Tsumeb, Okapya, Oshakati, Ongwediva, Otavi, Grootfontein, Omaruru, Windhoek, Dordabis, Claratal, Gobabis, Sandveld, Rehoboth, and Koës are just some of the places that also received rainfall this week.
Photos and videos of the rainfall in some of these areas have also been widely circulated online. Facebook user Leon Barnard shared striking photos of the recent rainfall in Sandwerf, Dordabis, revealing that the area received approximately 35 millimetres (mm) of rain on Wednesday, contributing to a weekly total of 80mm.

According to the Namibia Meteorological Services, more rainfall is expected in various areas over this long weekend. Rundu, Ondangwa, and Windhoek have been identified as some of the places likely to experience thunderstorms in the coming days. However, rain showers will not be limited to these areas alone.

As many people are expected to travel this weekend, road users are advised to exercise caution and remain vigilant while on the road, given the wet and rainy conditions.

“Recent weather reports indicate persistent rainfall, leading to hazardous wet road conditions. We advise all drivers to proceed with utmost caution. Slow down to manage the risks from slick surfaces and debris. Extend your following distance, turn on your headlights for increased visibility, and stay vigilant for possible skidding on wet patches,” Roads Authority Namibia advised.

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