PREAMBLE: ZIMBABWE EVENING WEATHER REPORT AND FORECAST ISSUED AT 1600 HRS ON THURSDAY 17 MARCH 2022 VALID UNTIL SATURDAY 19 MARCH 2022.
It was cloudy across the entire country yesterday. However, the western and northern half of the country had scattered thunderstorms, with significant falls in Marirangwe Secondary School (94mm), Chibero (66mm), Kutsaga (60mm), Gweshe Agritex (57mm), Royal Harare Golf Club (56mm), Agritex Centenary (50mm), Belvedere (49mm), Logan Park (47mm) Guruve (43mm), Warren Park Jacob(34mm), Murehwa Agritex (34mm) Henderson (34mm), Mvurwi (31 mm). Light rain and drizzle covered much of Matabeleland South, Masvingo, south of Midlands and Manicaland Provinces.
FORECAST FOR TOMORROW FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2022.
Cloudy, windy and warm conditions with scattered thunderstorms are expected in Matabeleland South, Matabeleland North, north of Midlands, Harare Metropolitan, all Mashonaland Provinces and Manicaland Provinces. Masvingo, south of Midlands, Matabeleland South, Bulawayo Metropolitan and South of Matabeleland North Provinces should be cloudy and windy with light rain and drizzle at first becoming less cloudy in the afternoon, though mild throughout the day.
• Thunder and Lightning may affect your plans, please plan with the weather in mind.
• Flooded rivers remain a potential hazard; even if it has not rained heavily in the area, heavy rains may have occurred upstream. Flash flooding may occur especially in wetlands and near river plains.
ACTIONS TO TAKE
• When thunder roars, it is best to be indoors. If outdoors please find shelter immediately; do not shelter under trees or in an isolated shed and do not ride at the back of an open truck or drive a tractor during a thunderstorm. These are usually prone to lightning strikes.
• Do not cross flooded rivers and swollen streams whether on foot or in a vehicle as just 30cm of flowing water is enough to sweep away a vehicle.
• Avoid driving when visibility is poor, more so at night and during heavy rains.
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