Langstrand downpour can be as high as 25mm

Thunder, lightning and rain: that is what many coastal residents woke up to on Tuesday morning. Langstrand received exceptional rains whilst Swakopmund and Walvis Bay only saw very mild downpours.

Although parts of Langstrand’s streets became temporary rivers as a result of the rains, reports of a 100mm downpour is a long shot. Residents at Langstrand consulted by namib times estimate the downpour to be more towards 20mm. As there is no drainage system at Langstrand, and many roads have high speed humps, the water rapidly accumulated.
Some garages were flooded, but damage reports are unknown.
In Walvis Bay and Swakopmund downpours are estimated at below 5mm.
Good rains were received over most parts of the country this week with more precipitation predicted for the Erongo region for the weekend. Other drought-stricken areas of Erongo, like Khorixas and Uis, also finally received some rains. In Khorixas more than 25mm were recorded according to the Meteorological Services.
The bulk of the rain experienced at the coast on Tuesday seems to have hit mostly Langstrand, it was described as a good downpour. In Swakopmund slight dribble was recorded, while Walvis Bay received slightly more rain. “The thunder started at about 05:00 on Tuesday with rains pouring down shortly thereafter”, explained one Langstrand residents to namib times.
According to the Namibian Meteorological Service more showers are predicted for most parts of the country until at least Saturday (4 November). The coast will seemingly not receive more rains as the prediction states: Partly cloudy and cool with fog patches at first.

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