Temperatures are expected to reach 35°C in Johannesburg, 36°C in Vereeniging, and 37°C in Pretoria. This is after the heatwave intensified on Monday afternoon, with temperatures averaging 35°C, while Pretoria reached a maximum of 36°C.
This is the third heatwave of the spring/summer season in South Africa after temperatures reached 41°C in Upington, 40°C in Beaufort West and Graaf-Reniet, 39°C in Rustenburg and 35°C in Pretoria three weeks ago on 13 November.
Temperatures are expected to start easing off from Wednesday although it will still be very hot.
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Residents have been urged to keep themselves hydrated and to wear protective clothing in the extreme heat, which can easily cause heat cramps, exhaustion or heat stroke.
– African News Agency (ANA)