Hot and dry: Tough rain season beckons


Below normal rainfall and above average temperatures are set to afflict most parts of the country in the upcoming rain season, as the El Nino climate phenomenon returns after several years of absence, Mmegi has learnt.

On Wednesday, the Meteorological Services Department confirmed that the dreaded climate occurrence was already building in the skies above the country and was due to reach its strength by the end of the year, affecting the entire rain season.

El Nino was last at its full strength over the country in 2015/16 when it dried up Gaborone Dam and triggered a water crisis in the capital, while raising temperatures around the country to record highs.

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