Temperatures plummet


THE Department of Meteorological Services yesterday said the cold spell experienced since Friday was caused by south-westerly winds that saw temperatures in Matabeleland North dropping to all low as minus five degrees Celsius.


Tichaona Zinyemba, the duty forecaster predicted the cold spell could stretch to tomorrow.

“Temperatures in Kezi (Matabeleland South) and Hwange in Matabeleland North today (yesterday) were as low as minus five (-5°C) degrees Celsius at ground level, but by Monday and Tuesday it will start to warm up,” he said.

He warned against the use of braziers at night when windows are closed.

He said farmers should monitor the daily weather bulletins to guard against their crops suffering from frost bite.