The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has forecasted moderate rains across southern Zimbabwe from this Monday up to Wednesday.
The MSD said although the volume of rain could be low, it could be enough to sustain some crops.
This comes as farmers across the country who planted their fields last month with the early rains have expressed grave concern over the prolonged dry spell.
The bulk of crops planted early have begun showing signs of wilting due to persistent high temperatures and no rain.
MSD agro-meteorologist Benjamin Kwenda on Sunday said apart from this week, some rains were expected from 12 December, with significant falls expected in some places. Said Kwenda:
We are still on course on the normal to above normal rainfall that was forecasted for October to December.
At the end of December, we will do an analysis and we will be able to tell whether it will be normal to above normal.