NEW: Cold spell to persist until next week: MSD

08 Jun, 2024 - 18:06 0 Views
NEW: Cold spell to persist until next week: MSD The cold spell is expected to persist until Wednesday when modest warming starts as the clouds break

The ManicaPost

 

Post Reporter

 

A SEVERE cold front that has been sweeping across the country – mainly in parts of Manicaland, Masvingo and Matabeleland South provinces – since yesterday is expected to persist until next Wednesday, the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has said.

 

Manicaland, Masvingo and Matabeleland South were expected to experience cloudy, windy and cold conditions for most of today, with a chance of light rain and drizzle in some areas.

 

The MSD said the weather is expected to change on Wednesday when modest warming starts as the clouds break, with maximum temperatures forecast to be below 20 degrees Celsius and minimums plunging to as low as three degrees Celsius in the early morning.

 

In a notice to the public yesterday, the weather forecaster said a significant rise in wind pressure was expected over the south-east coast of Southern Africa.

 

This was expected to steer a cold and moist south-easterly airflow into Zimbabwe.

 

“Before the clouds set in, anticipate a cold and relatively dry southerly airflow on Friday with moderate ground frost and early morning temperatures below 3 deg Celsius in frost-prone areas such as Matopos, Gweru, Lupane, Masvingo, Marondera and Nyanga,” said the MSD.

 

From today, added the MSD, the weather should become cloudy, windy and cold over Manicaland, Masvingo and Matabeleland South provinces for much of the day with light rain and drizzle in some places.

 

“These conditions should extend into Bulawayo Metropolitan, southern parts of Matabeleland North and Midlands, as well as both Harare and Mashonaland East Provinces on Sunday and only become slightly warmer on Wednesday as the clouds break,” said the weather forecaster.

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