Heatwave expected to continue until end of the week

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The South Africa Weather Service says the current heatwave in some parts of the country will continue until the end of the week.

Gauteng is among the affected provinces.

The Weather Service says temperatures in areas such as Hammanskraal could reach as high at 37 degrees Celsius.

Tshwane residents are being urged to take extra precautions following a heatwave advisory.

The spokesperson of the Emergency Services in Tshwane Charles Mabaso says, “It is against this background that we call on residents to be aware of adverse effects that may be caused by extended exposure to extreme heat weather conditions. The effects may include dehydration, heat exhaustion, and in severe circumstances, heat stroke.”

Emergency Services in Tshwane has called upon residents to take precautions amid the heatwave.