The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) Wednesday issued a weather report and forecast that is valid until Friday 19 March 2021.
In its report, MSD observed that 14mm recorded in Tsholotsho was the only notable rainfall figure recorded in the country on Wednesday.
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The forecast noted that most parts of the country will be sunny this Thursday. Reads part of the forecast:
- Thunder can still strike from a distant cloud. when skies above you are mostly blue and cloudless (This is commonly called a “bolt from the blue”).
- Hot daytime conditions may lead to dehydration
- Crops might show signs of moisture stress.
- 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.
- Keep hydrated, drink adequate amounts of water daily.
- Poultry producers should note that broilers are sensitive to temperature variations and therefore need to be checked regularly and adjustment made.
- Fanner 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.
As for Friday, MSD said most parts of the country will be sunny and hot with brief cloudy periods and rain showers remaining probable in Mashonaland West and Central, Matebeleland Noth, and South provinces.