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Cold spell to persist

Sibongile Maruta Herald Reporter
The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned of another cold spell from tomorrow to Thursday next week.

“The Meteorological Services Department wishes to advise the public that another cold spell is expected to affect the country from Sunday 15 to Thursday 19 July 2018. This is due to pressure surges off the south-east coast of South Africa pushing cold and moist south-easterly airflow into Zimbabwe causing a sharp drop in daytime temperatures particularly over the southern and central parts of the country,” the department said in a state- ment.

Set to be affected are Bulawayo Metropolitan, Matabeleland South, southern areas of the Midlands (Zvishavane to Gweru), Masvingo, Manicaland, Mashonaland East and Harare.

The MSD also predicted some light rains.

Daytime temperatures are expected to drop to below 15 degrees Celsius between Sunday and Wednesday. However, from Thursday 19 July 2018 onwards daytime temperatures should gradually recover.

“While the areas highlighted earlier should experience a marked decline in daytime temperatures, the drop will be evident but not huge in Matabeleland North, Mashonaland West and Mashonaland Central provinces.

“The public is urged to take reasonable precautions to protect themselves from these cold weather conditions, Warm clothing should be a priority and the use of braziers should be done with supervision,” said the MSD.

A severe cold spell hit the country recently with temperatures as low as three degrees Celsius being recorded in some parts of the country.

Source :

The Herald

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