The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned farmers of severe frost likely to affect crops and livestock. The frost is expected beginning today and has been projected to sweep across the country.
Farmers are therefore urged to engage Agritex extension officers and invest in technologies that will protect their crops and livestock from frost.
The Met department in a statement said:
People into horticulture, hatchery, poultry, piggery and dairy farming are advised to get appropriate advice from their agricultural extension officers on ways of mitigating the effects of frost on their crops and livestock. Frost is highly likely in susceptible places like Matopos, Gweru, Nyanga, Chivhu, Henderson and Marondera.
However, northern areas which include Mashonaland provinces, Harare Metropolitan and north of Manicaland remain relatively moist. As such, from today clear skies should be prevalent in much of the country except all Mashonaland Provinces, Harare Metropolitan and north of Manicaland provinces where brief morning clouds are expected. It will be chilly in the morning, becoming mild to warm by afternoon.
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