WEEKLY WEATHER STATEMENT 11/02/2024

SUMMARY OF WEATHER AHEAD

As from Sunday 04th to Sunday 11th February 2024 expect localised rain which will be heavy at times mainly over Northern and Central areas spreading into some areas in the south. This is due unstable air mass over Malawi which will be accompanied by Congo air mass between Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th February 2024. The temperatures are expected to be high during the week exceeding the February average by more than 5 degrees Celsius in some areas especially Southern Malawi.

 

WEATHER DURING PAST WEEK

Sporadic rains were observed during the past week from 29th January to 4th February over southern areas while fairy scattered rainfall over central and northern Malawi. The highest rainfall was 120.5mm from Kayerekera in Karonga on 30th January. Nkhunga in Nkhotakota recorded 25.6mm as highest for the central areas on 2nd February while Ngabu in Chikwawa 13.1mm on 1st February 2024. See maps below for rainfall recorded per district during the past 3 days from 2nd to 4th February 2024.


ADVISORIES FOR THE COMING WEEK

●       Thunderstorms are often times associated with lightning and possible damaging winds. Seek refuge in a secure, enclosed shelter until the thunderstorm dissipates.

●       Do not attempt to walk or drive through flooded and fast flowing waters.

●       Reduce the risk of flash flooding by clearing debris and trash from drainage systems. This proactive measure promotes efficient water flow.