By: Vincent Gunde.
The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining says as from Sunday,12th January to Sunday, 19th January, 2020, most areas of the country are expected to experience scattered to widespread thunderstorms associated with heavy rains , lightning and fog with occasional sunshine intervals.
Pic: ….the public is being advised not to cross flooding areas……
The Dept says the heaviest rainfall episodes are expected over high ground and lakeshore areas and rivers, worsened by siltation due to environmental degradation in combination with poor drainage system in cities and towns.
This is contained in a weather statement on weekly updates issued by the Director of the Dept, Jolamu Nkhokwe, advising the general public to avoid crossing flooding areas and swelling rivers.
The statement is encouraging the public to carry out tree planting and management activities to enhance reduction of future catastrophic floods, storage of soil moisture and to act as windbreaks protection property such as school and other building during any strong wind episode.
It says during the past week, heaviest and widespread rainfall episodes were experienced over the northern areas of the country.
The Dept is finally advising the public to be Weather – ready and Climate Smart by religiously paying undivided attention to the continuously available daily and weekly updates from the Dept to ensure seamless use of weather information on all time scales and be kept safe from any weather related threats.