The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) warned yesterday.that Zimbabwe will experience near record-high temperatures across the country from today up to Saturday.
MSD said in a statement that a series of high temperatures will hit the country’s low-lying areas today and the areas are likely to record extreme temperatures of between 30 and 36 degrees Celsius. Said MSD:
The Meteorological Services Department wishes to advise the public in the following areas: Matabeleland South, Masvingo, much of Midlands, Manicaland and most of Mashonaland provinces that high daytime temperatures will affect these areas today. Due to the hot conditions, the general public is advised to stay hydrated by taking a lot of fluids and those engaging in outdoor activities are advised to put on sun hats. Direct exposure to solar radiation should be kept at a minimum, especially during the hottest part of the day, which is between 11am and 3pm. These temperatures are expected to range from 30 to 36 degrees Celsius and are linked to hot and dry winds blowing from warmer regions near the Equator.
MSD said the temperatures are expected to reduce in Matabeleland North and in some parts of Harare Metropolitan as those areas are expected to receive some light showers late in the afternoon.