The government says it will soon invest massive resources in early warning systems to avoid disasters associated with climatic change.

This came out at the World Meteorological Day commemorations in Harare today (Thursday).

The Acting Minister of Environment, Water and Climate, Dr Christopher Mushohwe, said while this year’s theme is: ‘Understanding Clouds,’ the above normal rainfall being experienced this season has pushed the government to engage stakeholders on effective early warning systems to avoid the effects of climatic change in the form of floods and droughts.

“We are really taking the issue seriously for the benefit of the nation,” he said.

The World Meteorological Day seeks to provide opportunities for countries to focus on changing weather patterns, effective methods of forecasting and setting up of funding for the purchase of weather predicting systems, among other key issues.