Cold spell to end this week

HARARE - The cold weather patterns that were experienced around the country last week are set to end with temperatures expected to rise this week, the Metrological Services Department has said.

Temperatures dropped to as low as 12°C  from April 7 to April 10, with heavy rainfall in excess of 50mm being recorded in 24 hours during the same period.

“Isolated showers are forecast in all Mashonaland Provinces, Harare Metropolitan Province as well as Manicaland Province. Less cloudy and warmer weather forecast in all provinces during the period (11-17 April),” the met department said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the dry spell is expected to continue in the provinces of Midlands and Masvingo.

“There had been a 60 percent general improvement in the rainfall situation over the country.

However, areas around Mberengwa, Zvishavane, Masvingo, Buffalo Range and Makoholi are still below 50 percent of their long term average.

The highest weekly rainfall amounts were at Mukandi where 218mm was recorded, Chisengu 121mm, Bikita 112 mm, Mvurwi 78mm, Chipinge 76mm, Harare’s Belvedere 74mm and Chinhoyi 73mm.

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