The Meteorological Services Department, together with the Department of Civil Protection, predicts cloudy weather across most of Zimbabwe this week.
In a weather report and forecast issued on Monday 23 October 2023, the MSD said thundershowers were widespread, especially in the eastern and central regions, with the highest recorded precipitation in Masvingo, Zvishavane, and Mhondoro. Bulawayo also experienced rainfall. Certain areas, including Matabeleland South, Bulawayo Metropolitan, Masvingo, and Manicaland provinces, saw cloudy, windy, and cold conditions due to rising pressure in the south.
Tomorrow, cloudy conditions with periodic thundershowers are expected in Mashonaland provinces, Harare metropolitan, and Manicaland, while the rest of the country should be partly cloudy and cool in the morning, becoming warmer later in the day. Thunderstorms may bring wind gusts and lightning, making roads slippery and reducing visibility. It is important to drive carefully and find safe shelter during thunderstorms and avoid crossing flooded rivers. Additionally, as the rainy season begins, it is advisable to protect oneself from mosquitoes, which multiply during this time.
On Wednesday, cloudiness is expected to decrease across the country, resulting in mostly sunny conditions. However, isolated thunderstorms may occur in Matabeleland North, northern parts of Midlands, Mashonaland provinces, Harare metropolitan, and Manicaland provinces.