The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has forecasted cloudy periods in some parts of the country and cold weather conditions in the morning on Friday, 17 June 2022.
In its evening weather report and forecast issued at 4 PM on Thursday, 16 June 2022, MSD said:
Brief cloudy periods and cold morning conditions with freshening winds are expected in parts of Matabeleland South, Masvingo, Manicaland and Mashonaland East and Central including Harare Metropolitan, becoming cool by afternoon.
The remainder of the country (Matabeleland North, Bulawayo Metropolitan, Midlands and Mashonaland West Province) should anticipate mostly clear skies and cold weather in the morning.
It should become mild by the afternoon. Slight ground frost is expected in frost-prone areas (Gweru, Henderson, Nyanga, Kezi and Matopos).
On Thursday, there was slight ground frost at West Nicholson, Henderson, Marondera and Nyanga and it was severe at Kezi and Matopos with clear skies and cold morning conditions over much of the country.
MSD said wintry conditions both day and night may affect the body’s health, with common colds, influenza and fever, as well as asthma, being prevalent.
Members of the public are advised to dress appropriately to keep warm especially overnight and ensure vulnerable members of society are warm as well.
The Met Department also reminded poultry producers that broilers are sensitive to temperature variations and therefore need to be checked regularly and adjustments made.
Farmers in areas prone to ground frost should undertake frost prevention measures such as overhead irrigation of crops usually at night /early in the morning.
On Saturday, 18 June 2022, mostly clear skies are expected countrywide. It should be cold in the morning, becoming mild by the afternoon.
Ground frost is anticipated in susceptible areas (Gweru, Henderson, Kadoma, Chivhu, Kezi and Matopos)