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Namibians welcome some more good rains

Namibians welcome some more good rains

Niël Terblanché

NAMIBIANS from all walks of life again expressed their gratitude for good rains that fell on Sunday.

 

Several showers were reported since Friday over large parts of the central and northern regions of the country. On Saturday rain continued in places like Otavi and Tsumeb while further north isolated thundershowers brought relief to areas from Oshivelo to the big northern towns of the far north.

 

Although no official measurements were made available people reported as much as 40 millimetres of rain in the area around Otavi as well as in the far north.

 

Ealrier on Sunday isolated showers were reported in and around Windhoek and further to the west over the Khomas Hocland.

Farmers to the north of Okahandja also reported that strong showers started to fall on Sunday.

 

Further to the west and north as much as 15 mm of rain were measured at places like Kamanjab, Sesfontein, and places next to the Kunene River to the north of Opuwo.

 

Rain was also reported in the far north east of the country at places like Katima Mulilo and Tsumkwe.

 

Residents of the coast however reported a sudden heat wave that settled over the central coastal towns. Further into the desert temperatures as high as 45 degrees Celsius were measured at places like Arandis.

 

Dust and sand blown up by a strong south westerly wind again caused poor visibility conditions on the roads between the major coastal towns.

 

According to the Namibia Meteorological Services residents of the interior can again expect partly cloudy and hot conditions with isolated thundershowers over the northern half of the country while partly cloudy and hot to very hot conditions are predicted for other regions of the country.

 

The warm and windy conditions at the coast are expected to continue throughout the day but cooler weather will return in the evening.

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