The dry spell experienced countrywide over the past months is expected to end today as the Meteorological Service Department (MSD) predicts a wet spell over the country.
After a prolonged dry spell which hit the country, the farmers can now breathe a sigh of relief as the MSD predicts rains to start falling today.
A Meteorologist James Ngoma said precipitation is moving from South Africa and Botswana entering country via Masvingo and Matabeleland where the rains are expected to start falling today before spreading to Mashonaland Provinces.
“Localized heavier rainfall in access of 50 mm in 24 hours cannot be ruled out, so we advise the people to keep indoors when the rains start to fall, he stated.
Ngoma added that more rainfall is expected from the Zambian side entering the country through the southern parts of the side starting from next week.
“More rainfall is expected starting next week, this will prolong a bit especially in Mashonaland Provinces and this should be good for farmers,” he said.
While normal to below rains are expected in other parts of country, chances of El nino induced drought cannot be ruled out.