The South African Weather Service (SAWS) have issued serious heatwave warnings for South Africa, as we brace for temperatures that might soar upwards past the thirties in certain parts of the country.
Heatwaves could affect some of South Africa’s provinces as the weather continues to bring rising temperatures. Serious heatwaves can be expected over the next couple of days, lasting for at least the beginning of the week.
Here’s what to know about the caution, and why it’s important to stay cool admist the heat.
Weather: Severe heatwave warnings for South Africa
The South African Weather Service have issued serious heatwave warnings for South African provinces, which includes Gauteng, North-West, and Kwazulu-Natal.
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Daytime temperatures could rise to the mid-thirties, and nighttime temperatures could remain at a constant warmth for several days.
According to Merriam Webster, heatwaves are outside the normal temperature for an area, and usually last for at least two or three days.
If you can feel the heat, remember that weather can be dangerous!
Weather tips for a heatwave
Don’t get stuck feeling the heat, but remember to cool yourself down in the hot temperatures.
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Higher temperatures could mean that you (and animals) are more likely to dehydrate. Drink more fluid than usual in a heatwave, so that your body doesn’t experience dehydration symptoms like nausea or headaches.
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According to Almanac.com, staying cool is one of the most important things you can do in extremely warm temperatures.
The South African Weather Service
The SAWS is there to provide accurate, timeous reports on South African conditions, including temperatures and any potential warnings for storms, heatwaves, or other events.
Tell (us) your temperature!
What’s the recorded temperature in your part of the country?
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