ZIMBABWE EVENING WEATHER REPORT AND FORECAST ISSUED AT 1600 HRS ON FRIDAY 12 MARCH 2021 VALID UNTIL SUNDAY 14 MARCH 2021.
Cool morning conditions prevailed across much of the country. While intermezzi cloudy periods and warm conditions were observed in areas to the north of the main watershed, the southern and eastern namely Bulawayo Metropolitan, Matabeleland South, southern areas of Midlands, Masvingo and southern districts of Manicaland provinces were cool, breezy and cloudy. This is due to the slight pressure surge over the coast of South Africa.
Accordingly, TOMORROW SATURDAY 13 MARCH 2021: Masvingo and Manicaland provinces should have cloudy periods, and thus starting off cool, becoming warm by afternoon.
Harare Metropolitan and all Mashonaland provinces should be mostly cloudy and warm with isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms.
The rest of the country (Midlands, Matabeleland South, Bulawayo Metropolitan, and Matabeleland North provinces) should expect brief scattered clouds, plenty of sunshine and warmer conditions.
- Temperature fluctuation affects both humans and animals, especially poultry.
- Crops might show signs of moisture stress
- Hot daytime conditions may lead to dehydration
- Thunder can still strike from a distant cloud (This is commonly called a “bolt from the blue”).
ACTIONS TO TAKE
- Poultry producers should note that broilers are sensitive to temperature variations and therefore need to be checked regularly and adjustment made.
- Farmer with crops that still need significant amounts of water should plan with irrigation in mind.
NB: Pfumvudza plots are easy to irrigate even by hand.
- Remember when you are close enough to hear thunder less than 30 seconds after you see lightning then you are close enough to get struck. It is safer to seek shelter in a closed building when this occurs.