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Rain to continue over the interior

NAMIBIA will continue to experience wet weather this week.

Namibia Meteorological Service forecaster Odillo Kgobetsi says more storms are expected over the extreme central north and northwest.

“By the weekend, we should expect also moderate to heavy storms over the Otjozondjupa region. This situation will remain like that up to the weekend,” he said.

There is a low-pressure system that keeps tropical moisture in circulation over the Namibian interior, he said.

“High falls are still continuing over the northern part of the country, in places like Okongo that reported close to 50mm and as far as the side of Oshikango, which recorded 29mm rainfall,” he said.

The country should expect further rain to be more significant over the extreme central north, as well as the Kunene region, Kgobetsi said.

“As you go into the weekend, further storms or moderate rainfall are expected over the Zambezi region over the weekend. But in general, rain will continue over the Namibian interior,” he said.

Since last week, the northern part of the country has been experiencing floods in the Ohangwena region, where more than 70 homes have been affected by the flood.

The flood waters reached the northern villages close to the Angolan border, causing two schools – Onghala Combined School and Shingunguma Primary School in the Engela constituency to be closed down.

Engela, Onghala and Ouhongo villages are currently surrounded by flood water, which arrived from southern Angola on Friday at Oimbadalunga village.

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