ZIMBABWE EVENING WEATHER REPORT AND FORECAST ISSUED AT 1600 HRS ON SUNDAY 28 MARCH 2021 VALID UNTIL TUESDAY 30 MARCH 2021.
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Isolated thundershowers occurred yesterday along and to the north of the main watershed with notable rainfall figures of 18mm and 26mm recorded at Kadoma and Karoi respectively.
Meanwhile, rising pressure along the southeast coast of South Africa is steering a cool and moist south-easterly airflow into the country.
TOMORROW MONDAY 29 MARCH 2021: It should be cloudy, windy and cold over Matabeleland South, Bulawayo Metropolitan, southern parts of Midlands, Masvingo and Manicaland province with a chance of morning drizzle in places.
Elsewhere (Matabeleland North, Harare Metropolitan, northern parts of Midlands and all Mashonaland provinces) are expected to be mostly sunny. Cool in the morning becoming warm by the afternoon.
- 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”).
- Isolated trees and shed have a high potential of being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm.
ACTIONS TO TAKE
- 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.
- When thunder roars, go indoors. Do not hide under a tree or in an isolated shed.
- Keep physically distant from livestock and other people once a storm begins till it ends.
- Do not ride at the back of a pick-up truck or a tractor during thunderstorms.
FORECAST FOR TUESDAY 30 MARCH 2021 Manicaland, Masvingo and eastern parts of Matabeleland South provinces should start off cloudy, windy and cold in the morning followed by episodic sunny breaks in the afternoon leading to warmer conditions.
The remainder of the provinces should be partly cloudy and warm, though an odd shower remains probable in places.