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Record High Temperatures 'Bake' Zimbabwe

Workers are less productive at temperatures as high as 25 degrees Celsius, or 77 degrees Fahrenheit. (File Photo/AP)
Temperatures are reported to have soared to record highs in Zimbabwe in the past few days, surpassing the 1978 levels.

According to the Meteorological Services, the temperatures saw the national average peak at 37 degrees Celsius with Chiredzi recording 41 degrees, Lupane 39 and Masvingo 38.

The Meteorological Services said these conditions are being caused by hot tropical air that is sweeping across Southern Africa.

The hot weather is expected to continue until Sunday.

The Meteorological Services said Zimbabweans should take necessary precautions like staying indoors and drinking lots of water to avoid dehydration.