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                                                                                                         VALID: 28th March to 1st April   2017
 
HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scattered thunderstorms to continue over northern and lakeshore areas...

  • Partly cloudy conditions in most areas in the south and central areas...

MALAWI'S WEATHER FOR THE PAST TWO DAYS   

It has been cloudy over most areas across Malawi and there was a progression of heavy showers from the south to the north. The chart below displays the rainfall for Sunday as reported on Monday 27th March, 2017.

SOUTHERN AFRICA REGIONAL WEATHER ANALYSIS            

Warm and moist south easterlies originating from the tropics are affecting Malawi. But there is proximity of ITCZ affecting the northern parts of the country. Throughout the forecasting period, the south easterlies will be prevalent.

 WEATHER FORECAST FOR MALAWI        

Thunderstorms  and rain showers are expected to continue over the north and northern lakeshore areas, which will be locally heavy at times especially over lakeshore areas. There will be a chance of few showers over the central and southern areas.

Lightning safety tip: Do not use a corded phone during a thunderstorm. Use a cordless phone or cell phone for all calls.

 

SHIRE VALLEY:

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

Partly cloudy to cloudy with rain shower especially from Thursday 

Forecast Temperatures: Ngabu Min. 19oC and Max 34oC

 

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS:

(Shire highlands, Kirk Range up to Dedza)

Partly cloudy to cloudy over most places with a chance of few rain showers especially from Thursday.

Forecast Temperatures: Blantyre Min.14oC and Max. 27oC

CENTRAL AREAS:

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

Mild, cloudy and a slight chance of rain showers over some places.

Forecast Temperatures: Lilongwe Min13oC and Max.27oC

LAKESHORE AREAS:

(Areas along Lake Malawi)

Heavy rains with scattered thunderstorms over most of the lakeshore areas throughout the forecast period.

Forecast Temperatures: Mangochi Min.20oC and Max.33oC

NORTHERN AREAS:

(All areas north of Mzimba)

Cool and cloudy conditions with scattered thunderstorms, which will be locally heavy in places, till the end of the forecast period.

Forecast Temperatures: Mzuzu Min.13oC and Max.26oC

 
WINDS IN MOST AREAS:

Generally light easterly often with strong winds in stormy areas.

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