The SADC-Climate Services Centre said that very high temperatures are expected in the region until Thursday this week, raising the possibility of a heatwave during the period.
In a statement on Monday, SADC-Climate Services Centre identified central parts of the region as prone to experiencing extreme summer temperatures.
Part of the statement reads:
Persistent temperatures in the range of 30 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius are expected in bulk of central SADC in the next five days.
Parts of central SADC will experience temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius over a consecutive period of three days and occasions where temperatures have a high probability to exceed 40 degrees Celsius, thus reaching the threshold for heatwave alert during the forecast period.
A high probability of a heatwave is forecasted on extreme south-eastern Angola, north and easternmost parts of Botswana, eastern half of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), and northern fringes and the southern half of Zimbabwe, among other areas.