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MET Department: “Localized Heavy Rainfall May Be Experienced”

The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has announced that the country is likely to receive improved rainfall starting Friday this week. The Met department said:

An improvement in the rainfall activity is expected from the 10th to the 14th of January 2020 as there will be infiltration of moisture from the north and west of the country.

In terms of the daily amounts, the rainfall is not much in most areas, 10mm of rainfall or less in most areas.

However, localized heavy rainfall may be experienced in places recording between 20-30mm of rainfall in 24hours. Because of the heat, which is currently being experienced though the rainfall might not yield much, it can be very violent in places and the general public is encouraged to take caution

The MSD also projected that scattered thunderstorms can be anticipated in Matabeleland north, northern areas of the Midlands, all Mashonaland provinces, Harare metropolitan province and northern areas of Manicaland province.

The forecast is made when crops in Zimbabwe have already started showing signs of moisture stress with experts suggesting that they are fast approaching the withering state.

The country already has famine and a good harvest this year could have stabilised the situation.

More: The Herald

 

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