Met Department Terminates Heavy Rainfall Alert
The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) and the Department of Civil Protection have terminated the heavy rainfall alert they issued last week.
The departments said the heavy rainfall activity has reduced since Monday this week.
The Met Department’s head of forecasting, James Ngoma, told State media the cloud band that was responsible for the heavy rainfall has weakened. He said:
The band which was responsible for the considerable rain over the weekend has since weakened and moved eastward into Mozambique and beyond.
The country is however still in the main rainy season, with the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone still very much active, thus more rainfall is anticipated.
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The MSD will keep monitoring and keeping the public informed of all-weather events that may affect Zimbabwe and its populace.
Ngoma advised people in the southern parts of the country to harvest water as there will likely be a lull in rainfall activity. He said:
Moderate rains are still expected, with localized downpours. A slight lull in the rainfall is probable, especially in the Southern parts of the country.
What people should do is practice water harvesting from all possible sources, irrigate where plant stress is noted, and consult their local agritex officer for site-specific crop and livestock advice.