SADC meet for 2022-2023 climate forecast

Online |  1 year ago | local

Regional climate experts drawn from all 16 Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states, today (Wednesday) convene virtuallly to disseminate a rainfall and temperature forecast for the 2022 - 2023 cropping season. 

Meteorological Services Department agricultural meteorologist, Benjamin Kwenda said the 26th Southern African Regional Climate Outlook forum runs up to Friday and provides the bloc with valid information to plan its agricultural activities. 

In 2021, regional experts recommended that the seasonal forecast usually produced in August, be extended to cover April and May the following year.

The meeting comes at a time Zimbabwe like the rest of the region, is facing un-predictable weather patterns due to adverse effects of climate change.