Zim experiences hottest October in almost 50 years

Zimbabwe has experienced some of the hottest weather recorded for October in almost 50 years, with temperatures soaring to 42 degrees Celsius on Monday.

The highest temperatures were recorded in Lupane, where record highs of 41 degrees Celsius were last seen in October 1962.

Temperatures in Plumtree and Tsholotsho also rose above the previous October records in 1962, with the mercury hitting 39 degrees in Plumtree and 42 degrees in Tsholotsho.

Rusape and Harare meanwhile maintained record highs for this time of year of 35 degrees.

The Met Office meanwhile has warned that the temperatures could remain high for several days and has further warned the public to stay hydrated.

The warnings come as severe water shortages in Harare and surrounding areas have seen fights break out between residents. The heat and lack of clean water means fears are increasing daily about a recurring outbreak of cholera. – SW Radio Africa

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