Freezing weekend ahead– Met department

by | Jul 22, 2021 | COVID 19 | 0 comments


Brian Rungano Temba

The Meteorological Service Department and the Department of Civil Protection have warned the public of a cold spell expected to hit Zimbabwe blowing in from the South Eastern side of the country.
Matebeleland South and Masvingo provinces are expected to the take the most of the cold front but the effects are also expected to affect the whole country.
“While clouds may affect a few provinces the decrease in daytime temperatures will be noted in all of the country,” read the statement.
The cold spell is expected to sustain from Friday July 23, 2021 to Monday July 26, 2021.
“A relatively cold and dry south-westerly airflow is expected to enter the country through the southern provinces of Matebeleland South ad Masvingo on Friday 23 July 2021.
It is expected to decrease the daytime temperatures of most areas in these to provinces to between 18 degrees celcius abd 20 degrees celcius.
On Saturday July 24,2021 the winds should become south-easterly and relativity moist. This should result in cloudy, drizzly and cols conditions over Manicaland, Masvingo and Matebeleland South provinces,” further read the statement.
Midlands, Bulawayo and harare Metropolitan provinces are expected to catch on the cloud cover and temperature drop gradually dying out by Monday Afternoon.
Farmers have been advised to look out for Invisible ground -frost also known as black frost which affects some crops.
Everyone is expected to prepare for low temperature even in areas where there will be sunshine and gusts of wind.
The Met Department also urged to ensure that vulnerable young children, the elderly and the ill stay warm and adequately dressed or stay indoors if possible.