Wet spell be­gins to­day

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

the start of the rainy sea­son.

“If the ex­pected weather pat­terns be­have as pre­dicted, then the en­su­ing rains should be sig­nif­i­cant over the whole coun­try.

‘‘This may sig­nal the start of the 2016/17 rain­fall sea­son for Mata­bele­land North and South, Midlands as well as Masvingo prov­inces,” said Mr Zinyemba.

“It is also im­por­tant to note that the com­bi­na­tion of this mois­ture to­gether with heat can trig­ger vi­o­lent storms that may be ac­com­pa­nied by hail and dam­ag­ing winds.’’

Al­ready this month, the coun­try has had weather re­lated dis­as­ters in some parts.

Mr Zinyemba said the dis­as­ters are fore­cast to in­crease in fre­quency as the rain-bear­ing weather sys­tems be­come more or­gan­ised.

Ear­lier this month, prop­erty run­ning into thou­sands of dol­lars was ex­ten­sively de­stroyed when strong winds ac­com­pa­nied by light rains blew off roofs of schools, homes, churches and in­dus­trial premises in some parts of Bu­l­awayo.

Schools and homes in Pe­land­aba, Ma­hat­shula and Sizinda were dam­aged when strong winds hit the city. — @Aux­il­iak

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