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Cold weather being experienced in many parts of the country will last until next week, the Meteorological Services Department has said. Met Services head of forecasting Mr Tich Zinyemba said the country was transiting from summer to winter.”As such, nights are becoming longer the sun is setting early and getting relatively cool at the same time. The last few days have been characterised by cold weather and rain and drizzle throughout the country,” he said.

Mr Zinyemba attributed the cold weather to an influx of moist and cold air from the Indian Ocean that has resulted in general cloudiness and drop in both day and night temperatures.

He said cool temperatures would continue until next Wednesday and thereafter warmer weather would set in. Mr Zinyemba said Zimbabwe’s winter usually started in May, ending in August.

“Due to climate change, it would be difficult to say or know whether we are going to have an early winter or not. It is prudent however to take note of daily weather bulletins from the Meteorological Services Department,” he said.

Source : The Herald