Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services has forecast warm to hot temperatures during the day and cold to cool temperatures at night from Tuesday, May 17 to Saturday, May 21.
The department has also predicted that the northern highlands of the country will be partly cloudy with rain drops during the stated period.
In a statement on weather update issued on May 16 2016 and valid from May 17 to May 21 2016, the department said the South Easterly airflow is expected to dominate its influence on weather across the country.
“Expect partly cloudy conditions with a slight drop in day time temperatures. The nights will be cold. Areas along Shire River and around Lake Chiuta and Chilwa will receive generally warm to hot and partly cloudy with mild conditions at night,” reads the statement in part.
According to the statement, Shire Highlands, Kirk Range up to Dedza District will be experiencing generally warm and partly cloudy to cloudy weather with a chance of few rain showers throughout the forecast period (Tuesday to Saturday).
The statement further said the central areas of Lilongwe, Mchinji, Dowa and Kasungu districts as well as a part of Mzimba District in the Northern Region will receive a generally warm and partly cloudy to cloudy weather with cold to cool conditions at night throughout the forecast period.
“The lakeshore areas of Salima, Nkhotakota, Nkhata Bay, Karonga and Mangochi will be partly cloudy over most areas with mild conditions at night to the end of the forecast period and all areas in the North should expect generally warm and partly cloudy to cloudy conditions to the management
end of the forecast period,” reads the statement.
Two weeks ago, the Met Department announced that May 1 marked the start of winter season characterised by chilly morning weather and clear skies. It said south-easterly winds accompanied by rain drizzle on land and Mwera over the lake also characterises the winter season. n