The weather report and forecast issued by the Meteorological Services Department in conjunction with the Department of Civil Protection.
ZIMBABWE EVENING WEATHER REPORT AND FORECAST ISSUED AT 1600 HRS ON THURSDAY 19 MAY 2022 VALID UNTIL SATURDAY 21 MAY 2022.
Scattered clouds were in areas along much of the High Veld, namely Bulawayo Metropolitan, the southern part of Matabeleland North, northern parts of Matabeleland South, Midlands, northern districts of Masvingo, Harare Metropolitan, southern districts of Mashonaland East and Manicaland provinces by this afternoon due to remnant moisture.
Meanwhile, it is becoming moist over the southwestern parts of the country as another rain-bearing cloud system (cut-off low) approaches the country from South Africa and Botswana.
FORECAST FOR TOMORROW, FRIDAY 20 MAY 2022
Scattered clouds and cool morning conditions are expected over Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, Bulawayo Metropolitan and Midlands Provinces; mild by afternoon with brief cloudy periods and a chance of light showers.
Masvingo, Manicaland, Harare Metropolitan and all Mashonaland Provinces should have mostly clear skies and cold morning conditions with a slight ground frost in Nyanga, Mukandi, Henderson and Chivhu.
It is anticipated to be mild by afternoon becoming cold towards evening.
- Rain-showers may disrupt your plans: plan with the weather in mind.
- A decrease in temperature affects the body’s health, with common colds, influenza and fever, as well as asthma, being common. Animals and plants may also be affected.
- Nights, when the sky is clear, are actually much colder than those where cloudy conditions persist.
ACTIONS TO TAKE
- Outdoor events for this weekend may need to be under a tent considering the rain expected over the southern parts of the country.
- Crops or harvests that may be affected by rainfall should be placed in suitable locations or covered.
- Dress appropriately to keep warm and dry, especially over the southern parts of the country.
- Poultry producers should note 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.
FORECAST OF TOMORROW’S WEATHER IN HOLIDAY RESORTS
- Victoria Falls: Briefly cloudy and mild with a chance of light showers (Temperatures – 15/27)
- Kariba: Mild with mostly clear skies – (Temperatures – 15/30)
- Great Zimbabwe: Mild with mostly clear skies (Temperatures – 09/28)
- Nyanga: Mild with mostly clear skies (Temperatures – 06/22)
- Vumba: Mild with mostly clear skies (Temperatures – 11/25)
- Matopos: Briefly cloudy and mild with a chance of light showers (Temperatures – 10/24)
- Chimanimani: Mild with mostly clear skies (Temperatures – 09/22)
WEATHER FORECAST FOR SATURDAY 21 MAY 2022:
Cloudy conditions are anticipated over Matabeleland South into the southern parts of Matabeleland North, as well as Bulawayo Metropolitan, Masvingo, and southern parts of both Midlands and Manicaland.
Generally, light intermittent rains are expected for much of the day with the probability of extending into the night (localised downpours remain probable, especially over Beitbridge District).
Harare Metropolitan, northern parts of Matabeleland North, Midlands and Manicaland should have scattered clouds and mild conditions: while all Mashonaland Provinces should be mostly sunny and warm by day becoming cool overnight.