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Zambezi valley, rain levels, soil erosion, rains, environmental problems

Zimbabwe’s climate is dependent on the rains brought by the Indian Ocean monsoons (seasonal winds). Up to 1,000 mm (40 in) of rain falls each year in the eastern part of the country between the months of October and March; rain levels reduce to about half that amount in the dry southwest. Little if any rain falls from March to October, when the weather gets cold with frosts common in the mountains and central plateau areas. Since the late 1970s rainfall has been very irregular and there have been serious droughts, which have led to soil erosion in some areas and other environmental problems. On the central plateau, average daily temperatures range from 7? to 21?C (44? to 70?F) in July and 16? to 26?C (61? to 79?F) in January. In the Zambezi valley they range from 13? to 28?C (55? to 83?F) in July and 22? to 32?C (71? to 90?F) in January.



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