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Met Department Forecasts Torrential Rains Across The Country

Met Department Forecasts Torrential Rains Across The Country

The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has forecasted heavy rains across the country between Thursday 29 December 2022 and Tuesday 3 January 2023 beginning in the north and spreading southwards.

In a weather advisory issued on Monday, 26 December 2022, the Met Department said the wet spell is due to the drifting into the country of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

The ITCZ is a zone of low pressure that forms near the EarthÔÇÖs equator resulting in a band of heavy rainfall. MSD said:

Moisture should start drifting into the country from Zambia through all Mashonaland Provinces from Thursday 29 December 2022.

This should gradually spread southwards to cover Matabeleland North, northern parts of Midlands, northern districts of Manicaland, Bulawayo Metropolitan and Harare Metropolitan Provinces into New Year, with a cloud band expected to enhance rainfall over Matabeleland South and Masvingo Provinces during the first week of January 2023.

Thus much of the country should receive rain showers by the close of the first week of January 2023.

Hazards to watch out for during this period include lightning, strong winds and localised hailstorms.

The Met Department also warned the public to watch out for localised heavy rains in excess of 50mm with lightning and hail stones in some places, blown off rooftops, loose debris and fallen trees due to strong winds.

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Putin 1 month ago

if that's true , it's a welcome development to our farming season , but the problem with you guys is that what you say can't be trusted .

shephard 1 month ago

forecast ......doesnt mean exactly

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Havatembewi avavana pompi Ava. Vanonyeba nguva zhinji.

mthwakazi ka ndaba 1 month ago

Who hires the idi.ots at Met Dept
drunkards who can't read the calendar (Tuesday 26 December 2022) my foot

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Now I begin to understand why you and your kind always get zero pass rates you are numbskulls.­čĄ¬­čĄ¬­čĄ¬

Machiavelli 1 month ago

You can't trust these people on forecasting the future events when they can't read the calendar or worse still counting days from Christmas

1 month ago

@Machiavelli, crawl back to the stone from whence you came.

kkkkk 1 month ago



Dofo 1 month ago

@Machivieli and Mtkwazi where exactly did they say Tuesday 26 December,,,they said Tuesday 3 January,,,that's why u are always the first to comment u don't understand English u browse and rush to comment ,,,re read the story and correct yoself iwe mzukuru wenguruve

Shampoo 1 month ago

Rain is welcome but I don't welcome the blown rooftops and fallen trees. Dangerous.

... 1 month ago

mvura ngaiuye mhani

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