Zimbabwe falls on Cyclone Batsirai’s path
Zimbabwe is among countries expecting an increased amount of rainfall this week due to Cyclone Batsirai.
The Tropical Cyclone Batsirai, which is evolving over the southwest Indian Ocean, will cause heavy rainfall over the regions of SADC and islands of the Republic of Mauritius.
It is currently 3000 kilometres away from Zimbabwe.
According an advisory released by the SADC -Climate Services Centre, heavy rainfall will occur from January 31, 2022 to February 4, 2022.
“The tropical cyclones BATSIRAI will move towards the west. On this trajectory, there is a possibility that it may affect central parts of Madagascar. However the level of uncertainty at present is relatively high.
“Other parts of SADC region that will experience increased rainfall during the next couple of days include Comoros, Seychelles, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, DRC, east Angola, and parts of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe,” the advisory said.
SADC called on respective National Meteorological and Hydrological Services are requested to closely monitor the heavy rainfall events and update relevant institutions such as Disaster Risk Management Agencies.
The Civil Protection Unit said it stands ready to deal with any threat to life which emanates from excessive rains.