The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has predicted that the current dry spell will persist until the 10th of January when moderate precipitation is expected.
Speaking to ZBC News on Friday, MSD Deputy Director Weather Forecasting, Linia Gopo said that the current dry spell and scorching temperatures will continue. She said:
Where we are now as the season progresses the southern part has been dry. From today we are not expecting much rainfall in the coming week but as from the 10th of this month that’s when we are expecting a slight improvement in terms of rainfall but it’s not normal.
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Those who have access to irrigation we encourage them to supplement their crops. To those without facilities can opt for short-season varieties or small grains that do not need a lot of rains.
Meanwhile, a weather forecast issued by the SADC Climate Services Centre (CSC) indicates that from January 1-6, the greater part of the region will receive heavy rainfall.
However, the whole of Zimbabwe and central Mozambique were expected to experience a dry spell during the period.