Light to moderate rains recorded over the weekend brought relief from the heat wave in some parts of the country. 

Over the past week, temperatures have hovered between 30 and 40 degrees Celsius in places such as Keetmanshoop, which received some light showers on Friday and Saturday. 

Figures revealed on the Namibia Meteorological Services website show that the highest rainfall of 19.2 millimetres measured today was recorded in Windhoek.

The southern town of Karasburg recorded the second highest rainfall of 16.2, followed by Okapya with 14.2 millimetres, Okahua with 11.5 millimetres, and Rehoboth with 9.2 millimetres. 

The towns of Gobabis, Otavi, and Outjo also received some showers measuring below five millimetres. 

The weather bureau predicts moderate to heavy rainfalls in the Kunene, Erongo, Otjozondjupa, |Khomas, and Hardap regions over the next two days.

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