Warning of a heat wave in Johannesburg
Residents of the City of Johannesburg must brace themselves for a hot few days ahead. Emergency Services in the City this morning says it has noted with concern the warning message from the South African Weather Service. The weather service says most parts of the City of Johannesburg will receive persistent high temperatures throughout this week -with temperatures persistently high to over 40 degrees.
This heat wave means you will be exposed to extremely hot temperatures, which can easily lead to heat cramps, exhaustion or heat stroke.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE HEAT WAVE SAFETY TIPS:
1. Keep indoors if possible.
2. Keep cool by taking lots of fluids and wearing light clothing.
3. Protect young children by wearing hats and sunscreen.
4. Stay away from direct sunlight especially between 11h00 mornings and 15h00 afternoons.
5. Cool yourself by visiting your local municipal swimming pools they have lifeguards on site.
POSSIBILITY OF VELD FIRES:
The hot dry and windy weather also presents a veld fires threat and people are discouraged from discarding their burning cigarettes butts on dry grass or leaving open fires unmonitored.
TIPS TO SURVIVE THE HEAT:
1 .Avoid direct sunlight by wearing a hat and a sunscreen.
2. Do not leave children or pets in parked locked vehicles.
3. Stay in or under the shade.
4. Drink lots of water or fluids to prevent dehydration.
5. Take frequent breaks if you are working outdoors.
6. Avoid alcoholic, caffeinated or carbonated drinks.
TIPS AROUND THE SWIMMING POOL:
1. Swimming pools should be covered with a safety net all the times while not in use.
2. Install a fence around a swimming pool.
3. The fence around the swimming pool should be high enough to prevent children
from climbing over it and it must always be locked if not in use.
4. Use your local municipal swimming pools which have Life Guards on site.
Temperatures for Johannesburg today:
Gauteng Today ‘s Weather overview: 25.10.2016 pic.twitter.com/4UDlDjdyvC
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) October 25, 2016
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