(Areas along Shire river, Lakes Chilwa and Chiuta Valleys)
Forecast Temperature: Ngabu Min °C and Max °C
(Shire highlands, Kirk Range up to Dedza)
Forecast Temperature: Blantyre Min °C and Max °C
(Areas along Lake Malawi; Salima, Nkhotakota, Nkhata Bay, Karonga, Mangochi )
Forecast Temperature: Mangochi Min °C and Max °C
(Lilongwe, Mchinji, Dowa, Ntchisi, Kasungu and part of Mzimba District)
Forecast Temperature: Lilongwe Min °C and Max °C
(All areas north except Lakeshore)
Forecast Temperature: Mzuzu Min °C and Max °C
GENERAL WIND FLOW: Winds
As from Sunday 10th January to next Sunday 17th January 2021, most areas over the south, centre and north of the country are expected to experience widespread waves of rainfall associated with fog and thunderstorms. The rains are likely to be heavy on occasions particularly along lakeshores and high ground areas in the country. This is due to combined effects of Congo air mass and Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), in addition to the influence of a low pressure cell currently hovering in the Mozambican Channel.
During the past week, more areas in the country experienced heavy rains with the highest rainfall of 128.5mm and 113.4mm were reported on 9th January 2021 at Baka Research and Kasantha station respectively and 118.0mm on 5th December 2021 at Manyamula Agriculture in Mzimba.
The heavy rainfall episodes are likely to trigger flash floods in low lying and flood prone areas. The public is advised to: be aware .................