Home News Weather

Weather

Torrential rains hit Zimbabwe

The Meteorological Department (Met Department) is forecasting torrential rains to cause havoc throughout the country in the coming few days. According to the Met Department, rains and windstorm will strike tomorrow morning with meteorologist...

ZIM’s livestock farmers have warned of a difficult season due to poor rainfall, acute...

ZIMBABWE’s livestock farmers have warned of a difficult season due to poor rainfall, acute veterinary vaccine shortages and stockfeed, among other pressing challenges. BY MTHANDAZO NYONI Forecasts have suggested that the...

thoughts on an imminent drought in africa-zim

“The probability of a repeat of the 2016 drought is increasing daily- Some of the scenarios we are facing, looks even grimmer than the previous drought. The financial position of most farming units in the production area are...

Light showers, warmer temperatures this week

In its latest weather update, the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) says the country should expect light rainfall showers and warmer temperatures this week. MSD forecaster James Ngoma said Matabeleland North, northern areas of the Midlands, Bulawayo and Harare metropolitan, Manicaland...

Met Dept warns of violent storms

THE Meteorological Services Department has said there is a high possibility of violent thunderstorms countrywide with excess of 20 millimetres in 24 hours, from yesterday to today. In a statement yesterday, the MSD said a cloud band started entering Zimbabwe...

farmers There is a looming drought season ahead !

IT’S that time of the year once again when I bring in bad news and start warning my fellow small-scale farmers. Forewarned is forearmed. There is a looming drought season ahead and as at now everything else is pointing...

Combine harvester shortage hits farmers for winter wheat harvesting

FARMERS in Mashonaland West province are racing against time to harvest their winter wheat crop ahead of the onset of the rainy season amid a critical shortage of harvesting equipment. The situation has been compounded by the rising cost of...

No hunger threat yet: Govt

DEPUTY Lands and Agriculture minister Vangelis Peter Haritatos has assured the nation that there were no threat of hunger despite wheat and soyabeans shortages as the country had sufficient grain reserves. BY VENERANDA LANGA Lands and Agriculture deputy minister Vangelis Peter...

Cold spell to continue

THE cold spell being experienced in most parts of the country is a result of dropping of temperatures in South Africa and may prevail until tomorrow, the Meteorological Services Department said yesterday. Most parts of the country yesterday experienced cold...

colds affect Goats

POOR husbandry practices and cold weather in some of Manicaland’s rural and high veld areas have negatively affected efforts to increase goat production in the province, an official has said. This was revealed by director livestock and pastures research...

MUST READ