MSD WEATHER FORECAST: Scattered Thundershowers Expected Throughout The Country
The weather report and forecast issued by the Meteorological Services Department in conjunction with the Department of Civil Protection at 4 PM on Friday 03 February 2023 valid until Sunday 04 February 2023:
The moisture in the country resulted in scattered thundershowers mainly along the main watershed with Bulawayo recording the highest rainfall of (49mm), followed by Zvishavane with (44mm), then Nkayi (37mm) and Nyanga (28mm). Meanwhile, the atmosphere remains moist and therefore the current wet spell should persist.
FORECAST FOR TOMORROW SATURDAY 04 FEBRUARY 2023:
Scattered thundershowers are expected throughout the country with localised heavy downpours in some places.
- Flooded rivers remain a potential hazard; even if it has not rained heavily in the area, heavy rains may have occurred upstream.
- Heavy downpours may give rise to flash flooding leading to treacherous road conditions.
- Lightning is a major threat during this part of the year, being inherent in thundershowers.
ACTIONS TO TAKE
- Avoid crossing rivers or streams of unknown depth; even if it has not rained heavily in the area, it might have done so upstream. 30cm depth of fast-flowing water can sweep away large vehicles.
- Heavy rains may reduce visibility; if driving, please find somewhere safe to park till the rains subside.
- Avoid contact with water or metal objects including farming equipment when lightning is visible, even from a distance. Umbrellas are not safe during storms, raincoats are better, best is to be indoors.
WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SUNDAY 05 FEBRUARY 2023
The whole country should be partly cloudy and isolated afternoon thundershowers should be expected.
It should be mild in the morning becoming warm as the day progresses.
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Localised heavy downpours should also be expected in some areas.