Zimbabwe Weather - 10-12 MARCH 2023
The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) of Zimbabwe has forecasted windy weather conditions from Saturday onwards. In a weather update seen by Pindula News, MSD also reported that Tropical Storm Freddy influenced the weather conditions recorded in the eastern and southern parts of Zimbabwe. Reads the update:
ZIMBABWE EVENING WEATHER REPORT AND FORECAST ISSUED AT 1600 HRS FRIDAY 10 MARCH 2023 VALID UNTIL SUNDAY 12 MARCH 2023.
Severe Tropical Storm Freddy is still in the Mozambique Channel (more than 500 km east of Nyanga) heading towards the north coast of Mozambique (near Quelimane). Freddy’s outer-spiral cloud bands (stretching over more than a 750 km radius) resulted in cloudy, windy and mild conditions over the southern and eastern parts of the country (Matabeleland South, Masvingo, south-western parts of Midlands, Harare Metropolitan, Manicaland and all Mashonaland Provinces), with light drizzle in Masvingo, Manicaland and southern parts of Mashonaland East. Other parts of the country had mostly sunny but also became windy towards evening.
FORECAST FOR TOMORROW, SATURDAY 11 MARCH 2023
Windy conditions are expected over much of the country, strengthening towards evening. It should be mild in Masvingo, Manicaland, Harare Metropolitan and all Mashonaland Provinces, with partly cloudy conditions at first becoming cloudy towards evening with light rain, especially over high ground. Mostly sunny and warm are anticipated in all other areas (Bulawayo Metropolitan, Midlands as well as Matabeleland North and South Provinces), though mild in the morning and windy towards evening.
Wind Gusts increase the probability of lost debris or roofs being blown-off. The wind factor makes the real-feel temperature much less than the actual. Light rains may affect outdoor activities.
ACTION TO TAKE
• Secure rooftops and insure any loose objects that can be easily carried by the wind are secure.
• Avoid being outdoors during episodes of strong winds as debris carried by the wind can cause harm and injury.
• Ensure vulnerable persons are kept warm and safe, especially towards evening when winds are expected to strengthen.
• Plan with the weather in mind as light rains and strong winds are anticipated especially over the eastern and southern parts of the country.
WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SUNDAY 12 MARCH 2023
Matabeleland South, Bulawayo Metropolitan, southern areas of the Midlands, Masvingo, Manicaland, Harare Metropolitan, Mashonaland east and eastern districts of Mashonaland Central should be mostly cloudy, windy and mild with intermittent light rain in places. All other areas, namely Matabeleland North, northern parts of the Midlands, Mashonaland West and western parts of Mashonaland Central, are expected to be partly cloudy and warm, with a generally light breeze, though slight gusts are probable, particularly overnight.