By Jecina Chikwelete
Some parts in Malawi have registered record figures in temperatures this November since 1981.
According to the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services, for six days, from 19 to 25 November the country has experienced very hot and sunny weather conditions.
The southern region has been the worst hit and on Tuesday saw temperatures rise to 45°C in Ngabu in Nsanje district.
Officials say Nkhotakota and Dedza districts also recorded highest temperatures of 37°C and 31°C respectively.
In an interview with Timveni, the department’s Director Jolamu Nkhokwe said the hot weather has been influenced by an influx of warm and dry airflow from north-east.
Meanwhile, Nkhokwe said starting from Thursday up to next Sunday, the country will experience thunderstorms accompanied by strong winds due to passage of convergence of airflows from the south-east and north-east.