The weather report and forecast issued by the Meteorological Services Department in conjunction with the Department of Civil Protection at 4 PM on Monday 26 December 2022 valid until Wednesday 28 December 2022:
It has been sunny and hot across the country. However, smidgen moisture is encroaching from the southeastern coastline of Southern Africa.
This is also coupled with tads of humidity slowly approaching from Zambia, under the influence of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).
FORECAST FOR TOMORROW, TUESDAY 27 DECEMBER 2022
Brief cloudy, windy and mild morning conditions are expected in districts such as Beitbridge and Chiredzi into Chipinge, with light showers in places.
All other areas should be mostly sunny and mild at first. Hot afternoon conditions are anticipated countrywide, becoming mild towards evening.
- Hot daytime conditions may lead to dehydration
- High afternoon temperatures may lead to increased evapotranspiration
- Mosquitoes proliferate during this season.
- Lightning strikes remain a threat.
ACTIONS TO TAKE
- Keep hydrated during the day by drinking adequate amounts of water.
- Avoid staying in the sun between 11.00 and 15.00 hours when it is hottest.
- If possible, wear sunscreen or/and a sunhat when engaged in outdoor activities.
- Where moisture stress is noted in plant, irrigation might be necessary. This need is reduced in plots where Pfumvudza/Intwasa was practiced.
- Be Weather-ready and climate-smart; always plan with the weather in mind.
- Persons in Malaria prone areas should take necessary precautions (insecticide spraying, applying mosquito repellents, sleeping under mosquito nets).
- Ensure areas that store stagnated water are eliminated or reduced, these tend to be breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Where elimination is not possible, the ponds can be treated to reduce the proliferation of these vectors.
- When thunder roars it is best to the indoors!
WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY 28 DECEMBER 2022
Brief cloudy conditions and isolated thundershowers are anticipated in northern Hurungwe, Mbire and Muzarabani Districts.
All other areas are expected to have mostly clear skies. It should be hot in the afternoon across the entire country, becoming mild towards evening.