The heavy rains that have been experienced since Friday last week are expected to intensify this Tuesday, with the possibility of more than 50mm of rainfall within 24 hours in Bulawayo, Matabeleland South and other parts of the country.
Meteorological Services Department (MSD) Principal Meteorologist James Ngoma told the Chronicle that there will be continuous heavy rains in most parts of Matabeleland region, Masvingo and the Midlands today. He said:
Continuous heavier falls in excess of 50mm remain probable especially in areas such as Matabeleland South, Bulawayo Metropolitan, Matabeleland North and parts of Masvingo Province into Midlands.
In all areas it should be mostly cloudy and cooler than of late with morning rains as well as scattered afternoon or evening thunderstorms.
All other areas should expect intermittent rain showers coupled with brief sunny breaks. Afternoon thunderstorms remain probable.
Ngoma added that the rains will diminish across most parts of Matabeleland South and Bulawayo provinces and isolated showers should still be expected in Matabeleland North province later this week.