Zimbabwe downplays threat posed by cyclone Batsirai

 Zimbabwe downplays threat posed by cyclone Batsirai

Zimbabwe’s meteorological department has said that tropical cyclone Batsirai, which is expected to make a landfall in countries across southern Africa, is too far to affect the country.

It has however said thunderstorms and rains are expected from Thursday until the weekend.

In an advisory, the meteorological department has said Batsirai weakened a little since Tuesday and that it been at the minimum stage of a tropical cyclone.

The advisory was issued just two days after the Climate Services Centre (CSC) of the Southern African regional bloc Sadc warned of heavy rainfall that could be triggered by the cyclone, which is expected to make landfall over the next few days.