Minimising Risk Through Science

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VISION
The Meteorological Services Department's vision is that world-class meteorological, climatologically and seismological products and services are timely, affordable, easily accessible and understood by all anytime and anywhere within and outside Zimbabwe.

MISSION
As the National Designated Authority on meteorology, climate and seismology, we contribute to the protection of life and property and science-based informed socio-economic decision-making by providing customer and stakeholder-driven quality meteorological, climatological and seismological products and services.

 
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NEWS FLASH

Surviving/Dealing with the ever-increasing Violent storms in Zimbabwe

One renowned University of Reading Meteorology Scientist used to say that ‘there is nothing called ‘Bad Weather’’. His argument was that, it is just a question of preparedness [Lack thereof actually] to deal with the so-called bad weather.

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Zimbabwe prepared to Deal with the adverse effects of Climate Change - An introspection of Zimbabwe’s Adaptive Capacity

Weather and Climate Change has become a newsworthy issue in most countries and Zimbabwe is no exception. The issue has become so topical such that almost everyone calls himself a ‘climate change expert’ hence the joke that ‘if you throw a stone in any street of Harare, they are chances that it will hit a ‘Climate Change Expert’’. But do we really understand Climate Change, its relation with weather and are we aware of what it can bring or what it means for us, let alone prepare ourselves to deal with its adverse effects as a nation?

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Is Zimbabwe ready for climate disasters?

Is Zimbabwe ready for climate disasters? Is Zimbabwe ready for climate disasters? WEATHER and climate change have become topical in most countries and Zimbabwe is no exception.Over the past few years we have seen many parts of the country experiencing extreme events.Our winters have become so severe to the extent that many people’s horticultural produce which is a source of livelihoods has on many occasions been completely wiped out.We have had situations where whole banana plantations, tomatoes and other vegetables are destroyed overnight by frost.So dire was the situation in certain areas that even chickens and in worse instances cattle also became victims.While frost has been occurring over the past years, it is its severity, frequency and at times prolonged occurrence which are now a source of concern.We have read reports of farmers collapsing in shock after their much-awaited entire tobacco plant was reduced to..............................................

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