Heat wave coming up

The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) has warned members of the public against high and searing temperatures ranging from 30 to 35 degrees Celsius to be experienced in most parts of the region this week.

This comes at a time when the meteorological services department has warned of extreme temperatures above the average for October saying some parts of Zimbabwe may experience record-breaking highs.

In a statement, SADC said parts of central Southern Africa would experience temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius over a consecutive period of three days and there are occasions when temperatures would exceed 40 degrees Celsius.

Sadc also advised members of the public to adhere to all the health advisories provided by local institutions in member states.