Watches in Addis Ababa
As the heat wave hits Addis Ababa city, residents may have been affected by the new heat waves on Saturday and Sunday.
In the capital’s main neighbourhood, some residents have reported seeing the effects of the new weather phenomenon on their homes.
Residents living down the hill from the rising heat have been affected, with their belongings piled up to the side of a parked car on the edge of the neighborhood.
“I have been using the shop for several days and I have had to close it now because the building is too big,” said a woman in the city’s biggest neighbourhood.
The heat waves have been linked to a new drought in Central African Republic, but farmers in those regions have been forced into hiding as drought progresses.
Officials have said farmers are now likely to see a lot of water consumed, with the city’s rainfall decreasing from 5.7 cm to 6 cm per year for five months, according to government figures.