THE Zambia Meteorological Department says from December 27 the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) will shift southwards thereby increasing rainfall activities over much of the country.
In its seven-day weather forecast from December 22 to December 28, the ZMD says the ITCZ would be oscillating about the central and northern parts of Zambia from yesterday to Wednesday thus resulting into widespread rainfall activities over much of northern Zambia.
“The southern half of the country will be influenced by relatively dry airflow from the south-east which will tend to reduce rainfall activities over these areas. However, from the 27th of December, the ITCZ will shift southwards thereby increasing rainfall activities over much of the country,” the ZMD stated.
Between Saturday and Wednesday, the ZMD expects Lusaka and Southern provinces, including the southern parts of Western Province to be mainly sunny, windy and warm in the morning, becoming partly cloudy and hot with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
From Thursday, ZMD expects the whole country to be mostly cloudy and warm with a chance of morning rain, becoming windy at times and hot with showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.