Tropical Cyclone Batsirai: Zim safe this week

02 Feb, 2022 - 13:02 0 Views
Tropical Cyclone Batsirai: Zim safe this week Tropical Cyclone Batsirai

The ManicaPost

 

Moffat Mungazi
Post Reporter

 

TROPICAL Cyclone Batsirai is too far to affect the country this week, the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has said.

 

Weather experts have been monitoring the Tropical Storm named Batsirai since last week as it may reach Mauritius this month after it was reported that it had intensified into a Tropical Cyclone.

As the MSD continues to monitor the situation, it has issued a statement advising the public that Tropical Cyclone Batsirai is too far to affect the country this week.

“Tropical Cyclone Batsirai is now north-east of Mauritius with an area of Tropical Disturbance to the south east of this (cooler waters). Currently, Tropical Cyclone Batsirai and the Tropical Disturbance in the Indian Ocean are not affecting Zimbabwe’s weather this week.

“However, the cloud system to the west of the country, currently over Botswana, is our area of focus. This cloud band is moving eastward and is expected to sweep over Zimbabwe from Thursday evening into the weekend.

 

“Thus, thunderstorm and rain (above 20mm) is expected in all Matabeleland and Bulawayo provinces from Thursday evening into Friday and spread to the rest of the country from Friday into the weekend,” reads the statement.

The statement adds that before this (from Tuesday to Thursday afternoon) it should be mostly sunny and warm across the county.

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