November 29, 2020

Danger: Storms, lighting and hails on the way

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ZTN Correspondent

Zimbabwe is expected to receive heavy rains with lightning, strong winds and hails from Sunday to Thursday. 

The Meteorological Services Department warned of flash floods in some areas.

“From Sunday 29 November, scattered thunderstorms are expected across the country with heavy rainfall (in excess of 30 mm; 24 hours) in some places,” the MSD said in a statement.

The storms will first hit Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, Midlands, Masvingo and Bulawayo and then spread to Mashonaland and Harare from Tuesday.

Since the onset of the rain season, a number of lives have been lost, while infrastructure such as schools has also been destroyed by violent storms.

Zimbabwe is expected to receive higher-than-average rainfall in the 2020-2021 summer cropping season.

According to Global Agricultural Geo-Monitoring Initiative’s global outlook report, the country has great chances of La Nina, a climatic phenomenon associated with heavy rains.

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