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Cyclone Batsirai drifts away from Zim

09 Feb, 2022 - 14:02 0 Views
Cyclone Batsirai drifts away from Zim MSD has said Batsirai was expected to lose its tropical nature this week

The ManicaPost

 

Post Reporter

 

THE Meteorological Services Department has advised that Tropical Cyclone Batsirai has moved further southward away from Zimbabwe, leaving the weather sunny and hot over most parts of the country.

 

In a statement yesterday, the MSD said Batsirai was expected to lose its tropical nature this week.

 

“Batsirai is more than 1 000km from Zimbabwe’s eastern border and has moved further southward at 17km per hour over the past six hours (as at 10am yesterday). It is forecast to move in the southward direction over the next 36 hours,” said the MSD.

 

Adds the statement: “In this direction, it is headed for cooler water seas surface temperatures of below 25 degrees Celsius. Thus it can begin to lose its tropical nature and will soon be classified as a post-tropical depression ex-Batsirai.

 

“In the meantime, in this transient position, ex-tropical Cyclone Batsirai should draw moisture from Zimbabwe. As such, Wednesday (today) should be mostly sunny, humid and hot over most parts of the country.”

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