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Zimbabwe to receive rainfall this week

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  • Last week, the Met Department as well as the SADC Climate Services Centre both said Zimbabwe would not receive rainfall until after the 6th of January, while the rest of the SADC region has been receiving rains.

The Meteorological Services Department has said that most parts of the country will receive rainfall this week beginning Friday going to next week, with the rains expected to be accompanied by thunderstorm as a result of the heat that has been experienced across the country for the past month.

According to the Met Department, scattered thunderstorms are anticipated in Matabeleland north, northern areas of the Midlands, all Mashonaland provinces, Harare metropolitan province and northern areas of Manicaland province.

Most areas are expected to receive low rains while a few will receive between 20 and 30 milimetres in 24 hours.

Because of the heat, the rains may be violent in some areas and the public has been urged to take caution.

“An improvement in the rainfall activity is expected from the 10th to the 14th of January 2020 as there will be infiltration of moisture from the north and west of the country.

“In terms of the daily amounts, the rainfall is not much in most areas, 10mm of rainfall or less in most areas.

“However, localized heavy rainfall may be experienced in places recording between 20-30mm of rainfall in 24hours. Because of the heat, which is currently being experienced though the rainfall might not yield much, it can be very violent in places and the general public is encouraged to take caution,” said the Met Office.

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Last week, the Met Department as well as the SADC Climate Services Centre both said Zimbabwe would not receive rainfall until after the 6th of January, while the rest of the SADC region has been receiving rains.

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