December 7, 2016 by Staff Reporter
The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS) says most areas in the Southern Region have received enough rains since the onset of the rain season.
DCCMS’s Head of Public Services, Eleanor Kululanga told Malawi News Agency (MANA) Monday that according to their weather systems, a lot of districts in the southern and eastern region will continue receiving the rains.
“Our systems are showing that some areas in the Southern and Eastern Region such as some part of; Ntcheu, Balaka, Mulanje, Thyolo, Machinga, Zomba and Blantyre but not everywhere since we are still at the beginning of the season,” she said.
Kululanga pointed out that other areas in the country have also received some rains but just not enough for farming activities whilst the areas mentioned had enough rains for planting.
She said people should expect more rains as the season progresses therefore advising them to pay attention to the weather forecasts the department releases.
Commenting on the same, Principal Agriculture Meteorologist Adams Chavula advised farmers all over the country to seek more advice from Agriculture Officials if they are not sure on whether to plant or not to plant their crops.
“If they doubt about the amount of rain and whether to plant their crops in their respective areas, they should ask the Agriculture Extension Workers because they have the capacity to measure the soil to determine soil moisture,” he said.