The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) said that between Tuesday last week and Monday this week, Chiredzi in Masvingo and West Nicholson in Matabeleland South broke previous record temperatures.
During the past week, Chiredzi recorded 47,6 degrees Celsius from a previous record of 44,4 degrees Celsius in 2010, while West Nicholson had 44,3 degrees Celsius from a record of 42,8 degrees Celsius in the same year.
The MSD revealed that temperatures are now expected to decline over Matabeleland South, Masvingo, southern areas of the Midlands and southern parts of Manicaland and Bulawayo.
However, temperatures are forecasted to remain high in Mat North, Harare, the northern parts of the Midlands and all Mashonaland provinces.
MSD public relations officer Tichaona Zinyemba advised farmers to undertake non-rain dependent activities such as land preparation as it was not yet clear when effective rains will commence.