Botswana: Cyclone Enawo to deprive Botswana rain

Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s meteorological services department has said tropical cyclone Enawo is expected to hit Madagascar and deny Botswana some rains.

In a statement issued on Monday, the department said the cyclone will drive away moisture, one of the much needed ingredients for rainfall formation in Botswana.

“This will result in dry spells over most parts of Botswana except over the extreme northern parts where some isolated thundershowers are still expected from 8 March 2017 to the beginning of next week,” the department said.

The tropical Cyclone Enawo over the South Western Indian Ocean (SWIO) basin is forecast to make land fall over Madagascar late Tuesday and form a tropical depression.

According to the meteorological department tropical depression is expected, just like tropical cyclone Dineo did in Botswana last month, to dump a lot of rain over Madagascar that may lead to flooding, more especially over its eastern coastal areas.

Meanwhile Botswana Defence Force and the roads department are currently constructing a Baily bridge in one of the country’s villages to help with the movement of vehicles from the capital to Lobatse town in south-eastern Botswana.

The temporary steel structure is to accommodate only light vehicles usage following the effects of cyclone Dineo.

-0- PANA DRW/AR 6March2017

06 march 2017 19:32:20

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