Met Department Warns Of More Rains
The Meteorological Services Department of Zimbabwe (MetDep) says rains are expected to continue across the country while dismissing the occurrence of floods as water tables are still low.
An official from the Met department told 263Chat that the nation should brace for more rains
“We are expecting rains to continue in the next few days because of the Tropical winds upon us.They may stop for a day or two but then resume again” said a Met Department official.
“Water tables are still low and as the Met Department we are actually hoping for more rains although most people already feel like they have had enough of it,” said the department.
The department has been recording high rainfall figures from its stations and other volunteer stations across the country since last week.
High rainfall was recorded in Crowborough 64mm last week Sunday, Concession 62mm Monday, 78mm in Wedza, 95mm in Mutoko, Mhondoro 61mm, Masvingo 61mm, Honde Valley 184mm and Chisumbanje 81mm.
Farmers who spoke to this publication expressed their joy over the incessant rains, which are however, threatening crops, saying their crops, which had faced moisture fatigue over the past few weeks, have been rescued.
“A week ago i had lost hope on my maize crop but i thank God that the rains are back and in abundance.If current weather patterns continue, our bean crop will thrive” said Lawrence Manganda a farmer in Harare.