Cyclone Freddy Dries Zimbabwe
The current dry and sunny weather conditions currently prevailing in most parts of the country are a result of Severe Tropical Storm Freddy which is in the Mozambique channel but moving towards the northern coast of Mozambique, the Met Department has said.
In a weather update issued in conjunction with the Department of Civil Protection on Thursday afternoon, MSD said much of the country was dry, with the only light shower being over Kariba. It said:
The proximity of Severe Tropical Storm Freddy, currently approaching the northern coast of Mozambique, led to a cirrus cloud over much of the north-eastern parts of the country (parts of Midlands, Harare Metropolitan, northern district of Manicaland and all Mashonaland Provinces); with a halo being noted in some places.
Cool morning conditions prevailed in these parts as the same system dried up much of the atmosphere with the only light shower being over Kariba.
It was sunny and mild in other parts of the country (Masvingo, Bulawayo Metropolitan, and Matabeleland North and South) and became warm by afternoon.
The MSD has forecasted mostly sunny and mild weather conditions, with a chance of afternoon thundershowers over parts Masvingo, Manicaland, Mashonaland East and Central provinces on Friday, 10 March.
Sunny and hot conditions are anticipated over the remaining provinces.
Members of the public have been urged to take measures to protect themselves against high daytime temperatures.
On 11 March, windy and cloudy conditions with light intermittent showers are expected in Manicaland Province. Said MSD:
In Manicaland Province expect windy and cloudy conditions with light intermittent showers that may be thundery in places.
Those in Masvingo, Midlands, Harare Metropolitan and all Mashonaland Provinces should experience brief cloudy periods and isolated afternoon thundershowers.
All other areas (Bulawayo Metropolitan as well as Matabeleland North and South Provinces) are anticipated to be mostly sunny and warm, though mild in the morning and evening.
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