The Eastern Cape is bracing itself for scorching temperatures which are expected to exceed 50 degrees Celsius and 40-50% humidity if the current wind conditions continue. This could result in all sports and outdoor activities being cancelled.
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Briefly.co.za learned that SA Weather Service senior manager Hugh van Niekerk said that the humidity could push the temperature in the shade in excess of 38 degrees.
The official discomfort warning states: “Serious danger. Stop ALL (sic) physical activities. Water intake is encouraged. Seek shaded, well-ventilated areas to cool down.”
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The western half of the province is expected to be the worst hit with ambient temperatures expected in the high 30's and low 40's.
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The official discomfort table cautions about sports: “All outdoor activities are to be suspended. Danger. Avoid Effort. Encourage water intake. Seek shelter.”
In December last year, SA sets a new record with a scorching 54°C in Vioolsdrif, Eastern Cape and the Eastern Cape is set to brace itself for another scorching weekend. The same village broke the record back in 1995 with 46.2°C.
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