The Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum has forecasted normal to above normal rains throughout the 2020/21 rainy season for most of the central and southern parts of Southern African Development Community (SADC), including all of Zimbabwe.
Sarcof groups all regional climate experts and they managed to meet virtually for their recent 24th meeting where they predicted that the greater part of SADC is likely to receive normal to above-normal rainfall for the most of the first half of the summer season from October to December this year.
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Zimbabwe is among the countries that are expected to receive normal to above-normal rainfall for the full six months from October this year to March next year.
Above normal rainfall is defined as rainfall lying within the wettest third recorded during the 30 years from 1981 to 2010.
Meteorological Services Department director, Rebecca Manzou told stakeholders attending the annual agribusiness conference at the Exhibition Park on Wednesday that the national forecast is going to be issued on the first Wednesday of September.