Zambia to continue receiving flash floods

Zambia will continue experiencing flashfloods due to continued heavy rainfall.

Zambia Meteorological Department Senior Meteorologist Micah Namukoko said the factors including the inter-tropical convergence zone have caused Zambia to continue receiving surplus rainfall of about 30 to 40 millimeters.

Ms Namukoko stated that most parts of the country have sufficient soil moisture of about 90 to 100% adding that any more rainfall will result in floods.

Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today, Ms Namukoko noted that the southern and central parts of the country will, in the next five (5) to seven (7) days receive continuous rainfall due to cumulative rainfall and sufficient moisture.

Meanwhile, Ms Namukoko through the Zambia Meteorological Department (ZMD) And Ministry of Agriculture Agro Meteorological Advisories recommended farmers to intensify scouting of pests such as Fall Army Worms in maize field and where necessary control measures to be undertaken”.

“Report any unusual and strange insects or disease on crops to the nearest agriculture office in their respective areas and be cautious in application of fertilizer,” she said.