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Malawi swelters in record heat with temperatures nearly 20C above average

Malawians endured the country’s hottest weekend on record, with temperatures reaching nearly 20C above the seasonal average. The heatwave began last Thursday with the government warning people to stay out of the sun, to keep hydrated, and avoid alcohol and caffeine. Some school buildings in the south of the country were evacuated, and children were taught in the shade of playground trees. By Saturday, parts of Malawi saw a maximum temperature of 43C (109F), compared with an average of nearly 25C (77F) for the time of year. The temperatures had dropped by Monday, but in an advisory last week the country’s Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services warned of a “prolonged period of hot and uncomfortable weather” throughout October.

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  • George Kariuki

    34 w

    This is a stark reminder of the impacts of climate change.

    • Sarah Chabane

      35 w

      This is very sad.... and it will get worse

      • Gorffly mokua

        35 w

        Malawi's unprecedented heatwave is a stark reminder of the urgent need to address climate change, let's work together for a sustainable future..

        • johnte ndeto

          35 w

          Malawi should put measures to counter future climate crisis

          • rosebellendiritu

            35 w

            Almost every corner of the world is experiencing a crisis in one way or the other it's high time we collectively join hands and solve all this problems

          • Rotich Kim

            35 w

            This situation need urgent address

            • Rashid Kamau

              35 w

              Urgent action is needed!

              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                35 w

                Very worrying

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