Heavy rainfall expected as tropical storm gains momentum

By ZBC Reporter

THE Meteorological Services Department has warned of heavy rains across the country starting this Friday evening in the wake of a strengthening Tropical Storm named Eloise.

Eloise is expected to make a landfall south of Beira in Mozambique on Saturday 23 January 2021, with some south eastern parts of Zimbabwe expected to start receiving rains this Friday evening.

Thereafter widespread rainfall is expected countrywide from Saturday 23 to Sunday, 24 January 2021, with heavier falls in excess of 50mm probable in parts of Matabeleland South, southern areas of the Midlands, Masvingo and Manicaland provinces.

The Meteorological Services Department says it continues to monitor the movement of the storm and urges people to watch out for destructive winds and flash floods.

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