heat-wave.jpgThe heat wave which the country is currently experiencing is continuing with temperatures breaking long set records.

Senior Meteorological Officer, Mr Jonathan Chifuna told ZBC News in an interview that the current heat spell hit a record high on Monday at 42 degrees celsius up from 39, which was last recorded during the same month in 1954.

As the heat spell continued on Tuesday, 18 of the country’s meteorogical stations broke their long term records of maximum temperatures.

Chiredzi recorded 46 degrees up from the 44 degrees of 11 October 2010.

Beitbridge, West Nicholson and Chisumbanje all recorded 44 degrees.

The Meteorological Department says the heat wave is also likely to increase mosquito breeding.

Meanwhile health experts have urged members of the public to take precautionary measures such as using protective clothing and drinking a lot of water and other fluids.