Wet spell to continue until Friday

John Nhandara

The Meteorological Services Department says the current wet spell being witnessed across the country is expected to continue until this Friday.

The Department has attributed the wet spell to moisture from the South East, saying the rains are expected to continue until Friday this week.

Weather forecaster at the Meteorological Services Department Mr James Ngoma hinted on some rivers spilling, but ruled out any possibility of major floods.

“We expect to receive significant amount of rain until Friday. Although we do not expect flooding, we cannot rule out floods in some rivers,” he said.

Mr Ngoma, however, said the current wet spell is not associated with flash floods that have been witnessed in neighbouring South Africa’s Kwazulu Natal province as reported in some sections of the media.

“The rains are not associated with the sub-tropical depression in Kwazulu Natal because that was a mini cyclone.”

The current wet spell comes at a time when most farmers are now harvesting their early maize crop, with most of them worried that their harvest may be affected by the rains.