Helen Kadirire 5 July 2017
HARARE – After a brief spell of pleasant weather, chilly conditions are
expected to return to Zimbabwe this week with light to moderate rains
forecast, the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has said.
The MSD’s head of public weather services Tich Zinyemba said there is
strong likelihood of ground frost in most parts of the country.
“Unstable atmosphere is expected to culminate in rainy weather conditions
across the entire country though little in amounts.
“Cloudy, cold and rather windy weather should persist in Mashonaland
provinces, Harare, Matabeleland North, Manicaland, north of the Midlands
and Masvingo provinces.
“Light rain or drizzle should be expected. It should remain cloudy and
cold in most areas,” Zinyemba said.
He also noted that the light rains would most likely fall today and
The chief forecaster advised in April that the country should brace for an
early winter despite the continued rains that were occurring.
Zinyemba said windy, sunny and cool conditions would continue throughout
the country adding that while during the daytime it may be sunny, the
weather will get colder towards the evening.
The senior forecaster said it is important that stock up for the cold
weather by having warm clothing and blankets.
He also warned farmers of both livestock and crop production on the
impending cold weather.