Zimbabwe breaks 1960s temperature records: Harare Airport, 35 degrees Celsius, Victoria Falls 41, Hwange 39 , Chivhu 36 , Marondera 34


Zimbabwe experienced extremely high temperatures yesterday, with some areas breaking records that were set as far back as the 1960s.

Some showers are expected in southern parts of the country today.

Meteorological Services Department senior forecaster Tich Zinyemba yesterday confirmed that most a that most areas experienced extremely high temperatures ranging from 35 degrees Celsius to 42 degrees Celsius as forecast last week, although he could not readily provide comparative figures from previous years.

Zinyemba said extremely high temperatures were recorded in Chinhoyi (38 degrees Celsius), Harare International Airport, 35 degrees Celsius, Hwange 39 degrees Celsius, Chivhu 36 degrees Celsius, Marondera 34 degrees Celsius and Victoria Falls 41 degrees Celsius among other areas.

He said temperatures in Beitbridge fell because the area was cloudy.

Beitbridge recorded a maximum temperature of 29 degrees Celsius. Last Friday, the Met Dept urged members of the public to take precautionary measures to protect themselves from the adverse weather conditions.  source-byo24

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