Heavy rains expected in Zimbabwe 

by | Nov 19, 2021 | Local News, Wheather | 0 comments

Mako Jerera

The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned the public of localised heavy rains from today to Wednesday next week along the main watershed and Eastern Highlands.

Lightning, strong winds, hailstorm and heavy rains are expected in some areas in excess of 30 millimetres.

According to the MSD, moisture is drifting into the country from Botswana through Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South provinces.

Due to the high temperatures which have been experienced over the past few days, some parts are poised to experience thunderstorms which may be violent in some cases.

“This is normal for this time of the year, especially in a season which is expected to have normal to above normal rains,” said the MSD in a weather advisory.

“Avoid travelling in open trucks, being in the open field or under trees. If you urgently need to travel, take caution on the roads as roads may be slippery, and contain hidden dangers covered by water, including fallen trees, utility poles and live wires,” the MSD added.

The public has been urged to follow weather updates or relevant information and to watch out for blown off roof tops, loose debris and fallen trees due to strong winds.