Heatwave Alert

Heatwave Alert

The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned the public of the coming of a heatwave to be experienced in some parts of the country starting today, particularly in Beitbridge, where maximum temperatures are forecast to go up to 41 degrees celsius. The local weather conditions are being influenced by a tropical cyclone anchored in south east Madagascar.

In light of these developments, I strongly urge poultry farmers to be wary of heat stress which usually affects chickens and results in cannibalism and death through heat strokes in severe circumstances.

Farmers should therefore provide their flocks with constant supply of plenty and clean water and keep chickens under shade.

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