Heavy rains, strong winds, lightning to hit Zimbabwe

Heavy rains, strong winds, lightning to be expected in many parts of the country starting today 29 November 2020 until Thursday and they will in some instances cause flash flooding, according to the Meteorological Services Department (MSD).

According to ZTN, MSD in a statement released yesterday said:

From Sunday 29 November, scattered thunderstorms are expected across the country with heavy rainfall (in excess of 30 mm; 24 hours) in some places.

The storms will first hit Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, Midlands, Masvingo and Bulawayo and then spread to Mashonaland and Harare from Tuesday.

Since the onset of the rain season, heavy rains have been received in Binga which flooded the Lusulu area in Binga and left over 200 people homeless after the heavy rains destroyed their houses. Some schools were destroyed by the strong winds while lighting killed one in Chiredzi and injured 4 people and destroyed a farmer in Ntabazinduna’s 1000 chickens.

–ZTN

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