Cyclone Freddy Drenches Nyanga
Parts of Nyanga District in Manicaland Province received more than 102mm of rainfall over the weekend due to moisture that stemmed from Tropical Cyclone Freddy.
According to the Meteorological Services Department (MSD), Nyanga received 102mm, Mukandi 97mm, and Chisengu 83mm. It said:
The extreme eastern parts of the country received very high precipitation amounts in areas such as Nyanga (102mm), Mukandi (97mm) and Chisengu (83mm).
This comprised thunderstorms and rain due to moisture stemming from the now decaying former Tropical Cyclone Freddy and relief rainfall caused by the mountainous area.
The northern provinces, Mashonaland West and Mashonaland Central had isolated thundershowers; while Matabeleland South and Masvingo provinces were cloudy and cool with rain and drizzle in places.
The only warm and dry areas were the northern parts of Midlands or Matabeleland North.
The MSD has forecasted isolated showers in Mashonaland East and Central as well as Harare Metropolitan provinces. It said in a statement:
Cloudy and mild morning conditions are expected in Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland east, Mashonaland East, Harare Metropolitan Manicaland, and Masvingo Provinces becoming less cloudy and warmer as the day progresses.
Isolated showers are expected in Mashonaland East and Central as well as Harare Metropolitan; with light morning rain and drizzle Manicaland, Matabeleland South and Masvingo provinces.
Matabeleland North, Midlands and Mashonaland West provinces should be mostly sunny and warm in the afternoon becoming mild in the evening.
The Department of Civil Protection (DCP) has warned the public to be wary of possible lightning strikes and to avoid parking vehicles under trees.
The MSD said on 15 March, Masvingo, Manicaland, Harare Metropolitan and all Mashonaland Provinces should be mostly cloudy and mild with morning light rain in places.
Midlands and Matabeleland South Provinces are expected to be briefly cloudy and mild at first becoming warm later.
Matabeleland North and Bulawayo Metropolitan should be mostly sunny and warm by day becoming mild towards evening.
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