Joburg residents urged to stay hydrated in heatwave

Using water to cool off in high temperatures
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Johannesburg Emergency Management Services (EMS) has urged the public to take precautions during an expected heatwave from Wednesday until Friday.

Joburg EMS spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi says they are on high alert and asked residents to call the emergency centre for any life-threatening emergencies.

“Residents are urged to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. Residents are urged to stay away from direct sunlight especially between 11h00 and 15h00 in the afternoon. Residents who are working directly in sunlight are urged to take regular breaks.”

“Exposure to these extremely hot temperatures can cause heat exhaustion, and heat cramps which might lead to heat stroke,” adds Mulaudzi.

Below is the full weather report: