Cold spell to persist till Sunday

Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter

THE Meteorological Services Department yesterday said the cold spell that has been affecting the country since Saturday, will continue until Sunday. The chilly weather is odd during this time of the year as temperatures would usually start rising as summer sets in. In a statement, the Met department said the chilly weather is a result of a shifting of the seasons.
“The atmosphere is now transitting from winter to the summer season. This is what the country has been experiencing from Sunday,

August 31, 2014. We expect these conditions to last until Sunday and thereafter, warmer weather should set in,” read the statement.
The department said during the transitional period the country will occasionally experience cold weather spells.

“Indeed the last few days have been characterised by cold weather throughout the country with cloudy spells interspersed by drizzle in Manicaland, Masvingo and Matabeleland South”.

The department said the weather conditions can be attributed to an influx of moist cold air from the Indian Ocean.
“The cold air has resulted in general cloudiness and sympathetic drop in both daytime and over-night temperatures,” read the statement.

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