The Meteorological Department has warned of floods in valley areas of Eastern Province this rainy season.

The Meteorological Department has warned of floods in valley areas of Eastern Province this rainy season.
Provincial Meteorological Officer, John Londolo has since advised people not to cultivate on lower lands or river banks.
Speaking to Breeze News, Mr. Londolo says people in Luembe area in Nyimba, Chikowa in Chief Jumbe’s area in Mambwe and Chama district are most likely to be affected.
He has further advised people in the province to avoid moving when it is raining to avoid being struck by lightening.
And Eastern province is expected to receive normal to above normal rainfall in the 2012-2013 farming season.
According to weather forecast for 2012 /2013 season made available to Breeze News, the province is likely to have normal rainfall from October to December this year.
Mr. Londolo explained that during February to March, 2013, the region is expected to have normal to above normal rainfall in most parts of the province.
Meanwhile, some parts of the province are expected to have showers this week.

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