Meteo Rwanda forecasts Heavy rains in the last days of April

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 24 April 2020 at 08:00

The National Meteorological Agency, Meteo Rwanda, has forecast that there will be more rainfall in the country between April 21-30, 2020, in comparison to the last ten days.

In a message released by the agency on Wednesday, it was said there would be heavy rains in the next ten days across the country.

"The expected rainfall is between 90 and 210 millimeters. The maximum rainfall is between 180 and 210 millimeters in the Northern Province of the Western Province, in the City of Kigali, in the Southern Province as in Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru districts, and parts of the Eastern Province such as Rwamagana, Ngoma and Bugesera districts. The minimum rainfall is between 90 and 120 millimeters in the Eastern Province,” reads the statement.

Meteo Rwanda says that in the second half of the month, specifically between the 11th and the 20th, most of the country received more rainfall than normal on those dates over the years.

Heavy rainfall was measured at the Gicumbi scale in Gicumbi District and measured at 230.1 mm. The average rainfall is measured at Rusizi, measuring 40.6 mm. It is during this time of April that the rainfall is between 33.9 and 78. millimeters. The Northern and Eastern Provinces received the most rainfall.

According to Meteo Rwanda, based on the indicators of the increase in rainfall in the third quarter of April 2020, farmers are encouraged to continue farming and clean water pipes, where they find it suitable and kill it so that water can find a way without damaging it, advising the agricultural authorities.

Landslides are expected to continue to rise in the third quarter of April as the rains continue to fall these days.

Residents are urged to be more vigilant, as heavy rains on Tuesday night claimed the lives of 12 people, damaging a great number of properties as well.