|Met Department warns of low temperatures|
|Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:42|
low temperatures will be experienced especially in areas around Marondera, Hwedza and Matopos.
Temperatures started falling on June 5, with the country experiencing an average minimum of minus 9 Degrees Celsius during the day.
He said no records were broken although the lowest temperatures were recorded on Monday in Victoria Falls and Matopos with minus 8 and 9 Degrees Celsius respectively.
Mr Chifuna said from June 6 there was rapid clearing and temperatures fell significantly across the country.
The department urged horticultural farmers to take precautions or seek advice from relevant authorities to safeguard their crops. One of the coldest winters in recent years was recorded in 2009 when temperatures dropped to -12 degrees Celsius.
There were reports that livestock succumbed to the cold in the Midlands, Matebeleland South and Mashonaland East Provinces. Winter crops and trees were also damaged.
Winter has not been favourable to Zimbabweans for the last few years as it has been characterised by low temperatures.