The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned heavy rains accompanied by winds and thunderstorms are expected in some parts of the country this weekend
The MSD said this is normal for this time of the year, especially as normal to above normal rains are expected this season
In a statement, the MSD said: “A cloud band is drifting into the country from Botswana through Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South provinces from Saturday, December 17 and should slowly move eastward across much of the country. This, coupled with additional moisture from the south-east coast of Southern Africa on Sunday, December 18, should result in heavy rains in areas along the main watershed, spreading eastwards.” read the statement
The MSD urged members of the public to take precautionary measures during this period.
“Stay indoors during thunderstorms unless it is an emergency. Rain may affect outdoor activities and if travel is necessary, take caution on the roads as visibility may be reduced and there may be hidden flood dangers,” adds the statement.