Met Office Issues Flood Warning

Weather forecasters have warned of floods in parts of Zimbabwe as the country gears for its heaviest period of rainfall since November between 19 and 25 January.

Flood alerts have been issued for low-lying areas including Kariba, Victoria Falls, Tsholotsho, Binga, Muzarabani, Hwange, parts of Masvingo and the Limpopo Valley.

A mid-summer dry spell was causing concern for farmers, particularly in parts of Matabeleland South, Hwange and Mberengwa whose crops were wilting in punishing heat.

Tichaona Zinyemba, the Meteorological Services Department’s duty forecaster:

The forecast indicates an increase of heavy rains throughout, reaching peak between January 19 and 25. It is likely that amounts exceeding 80mm in 24 hours will be recorded in some areas.

I remember Tich Zinyemba from when I used to watch ZBC news religiously. Does he still do the weather forecast? Good times…