ZIMBABWE EVENING WEATHER REPORT AND FORECAST ISSUED AT 1600 HRS ON TUESDAY 23 MARCH 2021 VALID UNTIL THURSDAY 25 MARCH 2021.
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Pressure rise along the Southeast coast of South Africa drove in cool, moist south easterlies which resulted in rain and drizzle yesterday along and to the south of the main watershed with rainfall figures of 79mm at Zaka and 13mm at Masvingo.
The rest of the areas were warm and humid with isolated thundershowers to the northern provinces with only Mvurwi and Karoi received significant falls of 19mm and 17mm respectively.
Meanwhile, it will start to become relatively drier over the southern provinces as the ridge of high pressure weakens.
FORECAST FOR TOMORROW WEDNESDAY 24 MARCH 2021: Matabeleland South, Masvingo, Bulawayo Metropolitan, Manicaland and southern districts of Mashonaland East should be cloudy and mild at first, becoming much warmer by afternoon with more sunny breaks.
The rest of the country should be partly cloudy and warm with the potential of isolated afternoon thundershowers.
- Temperature fluctuations affect the health of both humans and poultry.
- Crops might show signs of moisture stress.
- Lightning can still strike from a distant cloud when the skies above you are mostly blue and cloudless (This is commonly called a “bolt from the blue”).
ACTIONS TO TAKE
- Ensure the vulnerable members of society are kept warm, especially during evening hours.
- Poultry producers should note that broilers are sensitive to temperature variations and therefore need to be checked regularly and adjustment made.
- Farmers 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.