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Met attributes chilly weather to Chiperoni winds

Written by  Memory Kutengule

Blantyre, September 2:  The Department of Climate Change and Meteological Services has attributed the chilly weather pattern being experienced in the country to transitional from winter to summer period.

The Department’s Head of Public Weather Services Ellina Kululanga disclosed this in an interview with Malawi news Agency on Tuesday.

“We always expect this and normally during this transitioning period, Malawi experiences significant change in weather pattern which are accompanied by drizzle, chilly or a mixture of hot conditions in different parts of the country.

“This is so because of high pressure cells known as chiperoni that is moving very slow and because of that it has hit us very strong hence the change in weather,” said Kululanga

According to the Head of Public Weather Services, apart from chiperoni bringing chilly condition in various parts of the country, its impact becomes so violent in areas which are along lakeshores and as such fishermen are negatively affected with weather.

She therefore assured Malawians that they should expect to have a normalised summer in two days time which will be accompanied by hot weather condition.

“ This phenomenon will persist till Wednesday but on Thursday we should expect significant change in weather pattern  because by then  the  high pressure cells will  decay and temperature will go up that will lead to resumption of hot conditions ,” she said.

Kululanga therefore advised the general public to keep themselves warm till the weather condition normalise.

In Malawi, it is tradition that people experience hot conditions in a month of September, however, since Saturday last week different parts of the country  has been experiencing different weather conditions such as light rains sometimes chilly and partly warm conditions

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