The Meteorological Services Department says the rains that Zimbabwe is currently receiving willrecede in the next few days.
A “long dry spell” is expected to follow before the rain season begins in earnest in November.
Chief Forecaster James Ngoma told ZTN: “Farmers are advised not to plant anything that needs concurrent rains because we are expecting a very long dry spell ahead. Anything that germinates is likely to need irrigation.”
He added, “If you do not have access to irrigation, do not plant now. Wait for the beginning of the rain season.”
Authorities in Zimbabwe have set aside a budget for early warning systems.
“Cabinet resolved to capacitate Departments that are critical in early warning systems, and approved a budget amounting to US$32 million for the facilitation of early recovery from potential adverse impacts from the 2020/2021 rainfall season,” reads part of a post-Cabinet statement.