Sabahi (Washington, DC)

4 January 2013

Tanzania: Heavy Off-Season Rains Predicted in Tanzania

The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has predicted that heavy off-season rains in the country will continue through March, Tanzania's Daily News reported Friday (January 4th).

TMA Director General Agnes Kijazi said rains will be at average or above average levels throughout the country, with the exception of the northwest region. She urged Tanzanians to take steps to protect their belongings and their property from harsh weather.

"The agency strongly advises all users, including agriculture, food security, livestock, wildlife, water resources and health sectors to seek more advice from experts in their respective sectors," Kijazi said.

Dar es Salaam acting Regional Commissioner Raymond Mushi called on Tanzanians living in flood-prone areas to vacate in order to avoid flood-related tragedies.

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