SA warned of heatwave conditions

2014-01-16 09:50

Johannesburg - Gauteng and other parts of the country will experience heatwave conditions on Thursday, the SA Weather Service has warned.

Temperatures in Pretoria are expected to reach 38°C and Johannesburg will experience temperatures of between 33 and 35°C.

The SA Weather Service issued an alert for extreme temperatures and high discomfort levels.

The high temperatures will extend to parts of the North West and Northern Cape, where temperatures of up to 42°C are forecast.

Beeld reported on Thursday that the heatwave conditions are expected to last until the weekend, with showers forecast for Sunday. A forecaster at the SA Weather Service explained that the heatwave was caused by a high pressure system which causes air to move down rather than up.

There were also warnings of possible wildfires in the Northern Cape and Western Cape.

ER24 paramedics issued a heatwave safety checklist, suggesting that residents stay well hydrated even if not thirsty, avoid wearing tight clothing, and postpone strenuous outdoor activities.

  • Cliff Slabbert - 2014-01-16 09:57

    Off to the pool! :-)

      Maletsema Phofu - 2014-01-16 23:21


  • James France - 2014-01-16 10:01

    It's too hot for my liking. Gauteng's weather conditions are best in April, when the temperatures are in the low 20s.

      JohnnyBetter - 2014-01-16 10:21

      At least my pool will be lovely when I get home.

      Lynn O'Shea Comley-White - 2014-01-16 10:25

      Yes I agree. I hate the heat. Everyone is irritable and it feels like there is a hot blanket hanging over everything and it is impossible to get out from under it. Give me gentle autumn weather any time.

  • Mthokozisi BabakaZamancwango Phakathi - 2014-01-16 10:01

    Thanks for the warning, no more underwears untill winter

      Fourhundredkg Bobbejaan - 2014-01-16 22:52

      Yuck! Too much information.

  • Khathatso Mokoena - 2014-01-16 10:05

    Dam!!! Its already hotter than the devils breath today. Seems its about to get worse.

      Andrew Terr - 2014-01-16 10:16

      SOO hot!Saw a dog chasing a cat,....they were both walking.

      Nic Mechanic - 2014-01-16 12:09

      saw a tree chasing a dog.....

  • Dawn Kilian - 2014-01-16 10:06

    Thank god I have pool lol

      Bheki Dladla - 2014-01-16 10:12

      Zuma has one too.... thanks to our money

      Andrew Terr - 2014-01-16 10:13

      Pool,and night? Thanks i got an aircon in my bedroom,phew.

      Check Mate Malan - 2014-01-16 10:14

      Dawn ,,, So what, My Prez old JZ has one too ... So whe !!!!

      Jim King - 2014-01-16 10:31

      pool in the day...aircon at night..tenders do pay : )

      Ding Bat - 2014-01-16 10:32

      Can we come cool off as well

      Ding Bat - 2014-01-16 10:32

      Can we come cool off as well

  • Hemlock - 2014-01-16 10:15

    Best reason for coming to the office everyday.....its AIRCONITIONED!

  • Tee Yokwana - 2014-01-16 10:16

    I guess we're going to need that firepool

      Oupa Lamza Molamu - 2014-01-16 12:00

      NO!...ICE POOL.

  • Tiaan Truter - 2014-01-16 10:19

    Lol how is this a warning....when this is normal summer weather ?

      Jim King - 2014-01-16 10:32

      lol... u see the sun already affected your reasoning..

      Gynormous Dixie - 2014-01-16 11:47

      failed some subjects at school did we?

  • Eugene Philip Bosman - 2014-01-16 10:20

    Any chance the e-toll camera lenses will melt in this heat?

      Bheki Dladla - 2014-01-16 10:24

      That is my prayer!!

      Lynn O'Shea Comley-White - 2014-01-16 10:26

      Let's hope so. heeheehee!

  • Eugene Gino Jacobs - 2014-01-16 10:22

    Its about time we get some real summer weather in CPT.

  • Ayanda Shaka Sokhela - 2014-01-16 10:32

    Damn i hate the hot weather. No pool and Airconditioner.. I so miss University now. Give me South African winter anyday!

  • Frederick Van Aswegen - 2014-01-16 10:46

    @Ayanda You are an idiot. Sorry that the DA doesntt spend Tax money on Fire-Pools. They found that there are more important things like Education, Basic services, safety ect

  • Theresa Pickering - 2014-01-16 10:49

    Let's hope people put water out for their animals. People tend to forget about them !

      Gynormous Dixie - 2014-01-16 11:48

      Dont worry, i'm sure parliament is well hydrated.

      Nic Mechanic - 2014-01-16 12:03

      oinky oinky....

  • Greypatriot - 2014-01-16 11:07

    The extreme heat is caused by the sun, which is either getting closer to earth or releasing more ultra-violet radiation. I don't but the high pressure story.

  • Sonnyboy Mathebula - 2014-01-16 11:19

    This heatwave is proudly brought to by ANC

      Sipho Mhayise - 2014-01-16 11:31


      Nic Mechanic - 2014-01-16 12:01


      Deirdre Maule - 2014-01-17 09:12

      @PeterMA ... have you heard of the term tongue in cheek? I suggest you go google it!

  • Patrick Vianello - 2014-01-16 11:25

    This is the beginning of the flames which are going to spark the 3rd Boer War .................

  • Freddy Masia - 2014-01-16 11:35

    Nowhere to cool off in most of us,days&nites same heat,it's like a grasshoper jumping frm a frying pan str8t to the fire.

      Barefoot - 2014-01-16 11:37

      who fries grasshoppers?

      Bliss Ignorancis - 2014-01-16 11:58


  • Munjongo Jump The-Bullet - 2014-01-16 11:48

    I blame Jacob Zuma for this high temperature.

      Nic Mechanic - 2014-01-16 11:59


      Munjongo Jump The-Bullet - 2014-01-16 18:46

      @Peter his corruption damaged the Ozone layer

  • Ruurd Schaap - 2014-01-16 11:51

    Lekker :-)

  • Oupa Lamza Molamu - 2014-01-16 12:03

    For a change,forget about fire pool and opt for...ICE POOL.

  • Duits - 2014-01-16 12:06

    Aircon in the bedroom, in my car, at work and a pool that is always bloody freezing, so it might just work for me today!

      Alida Pope - 2014-01-17 09:37

      And up goes the electric bill

  • Veritas Unus - 2014-01-16 12:15

    Temperatures in the Northern Cape has already been over 40 the last couple of days.

  • Potter Mharee - 2014-01-16 12:29

    I hope Zooommer does't misinterpret this and think it's mating season.

  • Mitzi Black Label - 2014-01-16 12:33

    If you all just ignore Ayanda's comments for a week it will go away. Please try it.

  • Maree Van Staden - 2014-01-16 13:36

    I just realized... there are a huge number unproductive, negative, uneducated and lazy moan-gate sitting at their desks during the at work, pretending to work in South Africa.

  • Patrick Barlows - 2014-01-16 14:16

    Eix ja its very hot 2day

  • GeeOne MamaTlhogi Leburu - 2014-01-16 14:53

    This is bad

  • Constance Mokoena - 2014-01-16 14:59

    to imagine that othe places do not have running water , lets vote cANCer out

  • Leonie Potgieter Bakker - 2014-01-16 16:14

    Wish I were still on holiday! A swimming pool would have been nice!

  • dudley.kuit - 2014-01-16 16:26

    Hope it melts the e-tol gates!

  • Marnix de Beer - 2014-01-16 17:04

    It boggles my mind how the comments posted in every single News24 article somehow become a political or racial debate - no matter what the original subject of the article.

      Pieter Bodenstein - 2014-01-17 18:34

      Marnix de Beer; it is called, Entertainment > Boitumediso > Vermaaklikheid > Unlonwabo ! :)

  • Karlien Chantelle de Beer - 2014-01-16 20:39

    I wonder how many of you have been to Richards Bay, in the middle of the summer. I live here in Richards bay and believe you me every summer is getting just bloody hotter by the day, we do not have winter. We don't even know what winter is. Last summer including humidity we were just above the 61 degree mark, and without the humidity we were around the 49 degree mark. Sometimes we wonder if satan also wear sunblock

  • Ceba Mlandu - 2014-01-16 23:33

    But my dear South Adrian's. You lot can be silly. How does a weather report turn in a race and political war? Kukude engqinibeni. It's far to the elbow.

      David Stevenson - 2014-01-17 08:12

      You are correct. It is impossible to have a technical or logical discussion without idiots, who like to see their names in print making stupid comments

  • Iain McDougall - 2014-01-17 08:41

    It is summer in SA after all! WTF do you expect?? Snow?!??!?!

  • Justin Pretorius - 2014-01-17 09:40

    I need to build a firepool

  • Stevie Kamikaze Le'k - 2014-01-17 11:27

    lets blame the heat on Zuma, he and his corrupt cronies are responsible for the heat,madonsela must investigate this

  • Lunetic Mental - 2014-01-17 17:15

    we seems to have more than one weather bureau ...Here we are warned of a heat wave but at the top this page the forecast is 27c..pleasantly warm!!

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