Friday, February 19, 2010

Met dept predicts increased rainfall

Met dept predicts increased rainfall
By Florence Bupe
Fri 19 Feb. 2010, 04:02 CAT

THE Zambia Meteorological Department (ZMD) has projected increased rainfall over some parts of the country in the next one week. ZMD acting director Jacob Nkomoki stated that Lusaka, Central, Copperbelt and North Western provinces were likely to experience heavy rains during the period in question.

“During the week from February 17, 2010, there is a likelihood of rain occurring over much of Zambia, including the southern districts of Eastern Province.

This is because of the relatively moist winds from the northwest, coupled with a low pressure centre which is likely to cover much of the western half of Zambia,” he explained.

Nkomoki stated that the heavy rainfall pattern was later expected to spread and affect Western and Southern provinces by the weekend, and continue into the next week.

Some parts of the country, including Lusaka, have over the last few weeks been hit by heavy rains, which have resulted in floods.

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