Tropical Cyclone Batsirai 3 000km away from Zimbabwe

By ZBC Reporter

THE SADC Climate Services Centre says Tropical Cyclone Batsirai, which is evolving over the South-west Indian Ocean, is likely to affect most SADC countries, including Zimbabwe.

 According to the SADC climate services; Tropical Cyclone Batsirai is expected to directly affect main island Mauritius and parts of Madagascar between Tuesday and Wednesday.

This is expected to result in heavy rains being experienced across the region with Comoros, Seychelles, northern Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, East Angola, parts of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe experiencing heavy rains.

“It’s headed due South-west of Madagascar. At the current projection, it is approximately 1200km form the Madagascar coast and about 3000km from the eastern border from Zimbabwe. We are monitoring and we will continue to monitor it and keep the nation informed on its further projections regarding Zimbabwe,” said James Ngoma from the Met Services Department.

Just last week, the SADC region experienced Tropical Storm Ana, which left nearly 50 people dead and thousands displaced across Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique.