Articles tagged 'meteorological services department'

Light showers, warmer temperatures this week 26 November 2018 HARARE - In its latest weather update, the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) says the country should expect light rainfall showers and warmer temperatures this week. MSD forecaster James Ngoma said Matabeleland North, northern areas of the Midlands, Bulawayo and Harare metropolitan, Man...
Warnings issued over cold weather 15 July 2018 HARARE - The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned that the country — especially the central and southern regions — will continue to experience both biting cold and rainfall this week. This comes as hospitals are reporting a surge in the number of young and old people being atten...
Sunny spells, thundery showers forecast 9 March 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans might be waking up to rain and yet more mud, but the good news is that the weather is still set to improve, with most areas mostly sunny and hot, the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has said. Temperatures are expected to rise with the sun breaking through thick cl...
Brace for more rains: Met 13 February 2018 HARARE - The Meteorological Services Department has warned Zimbabweans to be vigilant and be abreast with current weather patterns as the atmosphere is very unstable, with more rains likely to fall. This comes as the country has been experiencing heavy rains throughout much of last week, the M...
Access to critical info key for agriculture 1 February 2018 HARARE - The rains which fell in most parts of the country on Monday must have come as a relief to farmers across Zimbabwe as they injected some bit of hope in an increasingly hopeless population. Things were looking bad, really bad in previous weeks. Crops in most parts of the country were ex...
High temperatures to subside: Met 10 January 2018 HARARE - Temperatures are expected to start falling in Zimbabwe after days of searing heat, the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) said yesterday. This follows the weakening of Tropical Cyclone Ava off the coast of Madagascar, which has since moved further back into the Indian Ocean. ...
Not yet rainy season: MSD 30 October 2017 HARARE - While the country has received sporadic rains in some areas, the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has advised that the rainy season has not yet started. MSD forecaster Ebedia Hodera said the highest rainfall was recorded in the Manicaland province. MSD warned on Thursday of...
Record temperatures expected in Zim 17 October 2017 HARARE - Record high temperatures are expected in parts of Zimbabwe today and tomorrow, prompting safety warnings. The heat wave, brought on by a high-pressure system, was expected to raise Tuesday's high temperature to a record 43 degree celsius, the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) s...
Zim braces for storms, floods 14 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is bracing for heavy storms and floods, following the deluge of  rain which lashed Mt Darwin and destroyed more than 100 homes there on Thursday, after similar heavy downpours hit Beitbridge. This comes as South Africa is counting the cost of flash floods which  ravaged Durba...
Expect normal but late rains: Met 4 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is set to receive normal rains in the 2017/18 season, but they will be falling late, the Meteorological Services Department (Met) has predicted. The rainfall patterns are divided into two sub-seasons — October to December 2017 and January to March 2018. “Using statistical,...
Met warns of poisoning from heaters 7 July 2017 HARARE - The Meteorological Services Department (Met Dept) has issued a warning to citizens on the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from gas and kerosene heaters as they use these to try and beat the biting cold being currently experienced. Last year, a six-year-old suffocated after being poi...
Biting cold, rains predicted 5 July 2017 HARARE - After a brief spell of pleasant weather, chilly conditions are expected to return to Zimbabwe this week with light to moderate rains forecast, the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has said. The MSD's head of public weather services Tich Zinyemba said there is strong likelihood...
Brace for biting winter: Met 27 April 2017 HARARE - The Meteorological Services Department (Met) has warned of a harsh and biting winter this year. In a forecast yesterday, meteorologist Chenai Sithole advised that those travelling must be weather alert in order to protect themselves from vagaries of the weather. “Mornings and eveni...
Earthquake jolts govt into action 7 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is ill-prepared to deal with earthquake disasters and must urgently overhaul its emergency reaction operations, Environment minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri warned yesterday. This comes as the country was this week rattled by a quake of magnitude 5,6 on the Richter scale, wh...
Brace for quake aftershocks: Met 5 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans must brace for aftershocks in the coming days following a 6,5 magnitude earthquake that struck the country, the Meteorological Services Department (Met) said. The earthquake shook Zimbabwe on Monday night and its epicentre was said to have been in Botswana, with shocks als...
'Heavy rains to continue' 24 March 2017 HARARE - The heavy rains that have been pounding most parts of Zimbabwe over the past weeks are set to continue, with most areas forecast to receive excesses of 30 millimetres (mm) per day. According to Meteorological Services Department (Met)’s forecaster, John Mupuro, “thunder showers are ex...
Zim faces early winter 17 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe faces an early winter as temperatures are gradually decreasing, the Meteorological Services Department (Met) said yesterday. The department's public weather services head, Tich Zinyemba, said “even though it is early days yet, there continues to be a palpable cooling in morni...
Brace for 3 days of heavy rains: Met 29 January 2017 HARARE - The Meteorological Services Department (Met) has advised that most parts of Zimbabwe will receive even heavier rains in the next three days. The Department warned that the severe rains could cause severe flooding in low-lying areas. Its forecaster, John Mupuro, said “even more wide...
More floods loom 17 January 2017 HARARE - The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has forecast countrywide flooding, as heavy rains continue to pound the country. So far, the Civil Protection Unit (CPU) has confirmed that areas that have been hit by flash floods include parts of Guruve, Mt Darwin, Chitungwiza, Marange, B...
Rains to subside: Met 3 January 2017 HARARE - The rains that have drenched most parts of the country lately are set to slightly lessen, the Meteorological Services Department (Met) said. This comes as the country is expected to experience La Nina — a climatic condition characterised by above normal rains — in the 2016/17 season. ...
No rains yet: Met dept 5 October 2016 HARARE - The Meteorological Services Department (Met dept) has advised that the 2016-17 rainy season is not on yet and warned farmers not to rely on the early moisture. This comes after rains were received in Matabeleland North and South, Masvingo and southern districts of the Midlands and Man...
'Zim no longer safe from earthquakes' 25 September 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe has long been considered a haven from earthquakes because the central region of the country is regarded as stable. But Thursday's tremors that shook Chipinge, south east of Zimbabwe, after an earthquake measuring 5,6 on the Richter scale hit Mozambique — combined with recent ...
Tremors shake Chipinge 24 September 2016 HARARE - Residents in Chipinge and surrounding areas were on Thursday night awoken by tremors after an earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit Mozambique. The earthquake, according to US Geological Survey (USGS), occurred at a depth of 10km at 22hrs 06min and 12 seconds. The locat...
Met dept predicts high rainfall 9 September 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe is set to receive higher than normal rainfall in the forthcoming 2016-2017 season, the Meteorological Services Department (Met department) forecasted. Presenting the country's seasonal climate outlook on Wednesday, the Met department said the season was likely to start early,...
Met dept begins cloud seeding 21 January 2016 HARARE - As the country continues to experience sporadic rainfall, the Meteorological Services Department has dispatched two planes in the northern and southern regions to begin its annual cloud seeding programme. Forecaster Tich Zinyemba yesterday told the Daily News that cloud seeding is bei...