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                                                                                                         VALID:  19 to 23  February 2019                                                                                                        

HIGHLIGHTS

  •  I.T.C.Z. oscillating over the country...
     

  •  Scattered thunderstorms and heavy rain...

MALAWI'S WEATHER FOR THE PAST TWO DAYS   

Rains were experienced over the country during the past two days. Here is a list of some of the rainfall amounts
reported in millimeters:
On 16th February, 2019
North: Mzimba 17.3, Mbalachanda 12.6, Chitipa 7.4, Phazi Luwerezi 2.5
Centre: Kamuzu International Airport 1.0
On 17th February, 2019
North: Ekwendeni 31.9, Nyachirenda 24.0, Mzuzu Airport 7.7
Centre: Malingunde 37.4, KIA 11.8, Kasiya 20.9, Lupachi 22.6
South: Ngabu 77, Billy Ngabu 67, Zomba LEAD 48.2, Mpasa EPA 56.8, Bvumbwe 43.3, Nsanje Boma 34.7, Kalambo 30, Ndirande Hill 28.0, Chichiri 25.1, Mbewe 14.4.

SOUTHERN AFRICA REGIONAL WEATHER ANALYSIS    

The Inter-Tropical Convergency Zone ITCZ is oscillating over Malawi during the forecast period.

WEATHER FORECAST FOR MALAWI 

Therefore, expect fairly scattered thunderstorms and  rain  showers which will be heavy at times.

ADVISORY: Avoid crossing flooded rivers or fast flowing water.

SHIRE VALLEY:

(Areas along Shire river, Lakes Chilwa and Chiuta Valleys)

Expect isolated to  scattered thunderstorms and rain during the forecast period.

Forecast Temperatures: Ngabu Min. 22oC and Max. 33oC

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS:

(Shire highlands, Kirk Range up to Dedza)

Localized heavy thunderstorms and rain until the end of forecast.

Forecast Temperatures: Blantyre Min.18oC and Max 28oC

CENTRAL AREAS:

(Lilongwe, Mchinji, Dowa, Ntchisi, Kasungu and part of Mzimba District)

Expect heavy thunderstorms and rain over more areas during the forecast period.

Forecast Temperatures: Lilongwe Min.17oC and Max.27oC

LAKESHORE AREAS:

(Areas along Lake Malawi; Salima, Nkhotakota, NkhataBay, Karonga, Mangochi )

 Scattered heavy thunderstorms and rain until the end of forecast period.

Forecast Temperatures: Mangochi Min.22oC and Max.32oC

NORTHERN AREAS:

(All areas north of Mzimba except Lake Shore)

Expect localized thunderstoms and rain during the forecast period.

Forecast Temperatures: Mzuzu Min.16oC and Max.28oC

WINDS IN MOST AREAS:

 Generally north easterly becoming variable by Monday.

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