South African Residents Warn of Heatwave for Next Few Days, Netizens Share Tips on How To Survive

South African Residents Warn of Heatwave for Next Few Days, Netizens Share Tips on How To Survive

  • Residents in part of South Africa have been warned that the heatwave passing through will become hotter until Friday, 24 November 2023
  • The South African Weather Service told citizens that they should keep as hydrated as possible and avoid direct sunlight
  • Netizens discussed how hot the weather has become and talked about how others can avoid being negatively affected by the heat

Tebogo Mokwena, Briefly News's current affairs journalist, offered coverage of current affairs and societal issues during his seven years at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News.

Johannesburg residents have been warned to stay hydrated because of the heatwave
The heatwave that is passing through much of the country has people complaining. Images: Massimo colombo and Cavan Images
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The heatwave is tearing through Johannesburg and will persist until 24 November 2023. The South African Weather Service warned residents to avoid the sun as much as possible. Netizens shared some helpful tips on how residents can stay hydrated and are compassionate for each other and Johannesburg residents.

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Heatwave to persist for a few days

According to the eNCA, the South African Weather Service's Molebohene Manthata warned of heatwave conditions that will persist through much of the country because of a high-pressure system causing hot air that cannot escape. Residents have been encouraged to keep hydrated and avoid direct sunlight.

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Residents give each other tips

Overwhelmed residents commenting on Facebook about the heat complained about the weather and gave tips.

Magda Engelbrecht said:

“Don’t let your kids walk barefoot as the roads and paving are hot! Please see to your pets too, dogs on chains with water and shade.”

Mbo Cwali exclaimed:

“In Pretoria, the heat has been high since two days ago. Even at night, it’s still hot. 5am and you already want to take your shirt off.”

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Dineo Lill-Dee Makgatho joked:

“As I wear my sunglasses while drinking water.”

Mnene Mtimande Ngwenya asked:

“How are we supposed to avoid sunlight?”

Sir-shad Honourable Baloyi chipped n:

“Unfortunately, some of us have no choice but to expose ourselves to direct sunlight in order to provide for our offspring.”

Muxellicent Mn'wanatie laughed.

“Here in Limpopo, hot temperature is our daily bread.”

Lerenzo Glen Cuddius remarked:

“When they say Limpopo is a country, this is what they mean.”

Bongani Chauke was saddened.

“I feel sorry for security guys with boots doing access control at gates where there is no shade. The worst part is that they’re getting paid peanuts.”

Hailstorms damage cars and homes in Johannesburg

Recently, Briefly News reported that the South African Weather Service urged residents to exercise caution as hailstorms hit Johannesburg over a week ago.

Residents of Johannesburg were hit by significant hailstorms the size of eggs and netizens shared videos and pictures of how badly damaged their property was. South Africans mourned after a netizen showed how his Mercedes Benz was damaged due to the hailstorm.

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