Gauteng can expect a blazing hot week ahead
During the exceptionally hot weather this week, Gauteng residents have been advised to drink plenty of water.
Gauteng Weather has warned locals to prepare for exceptionally high temperatures this week as the winter weather draws its final breath and Spring begins to emerge.
Numerous cold fronts have passed through the nation, bringing with them temperatures below zero.
HOW IS THE GAUTENG WEATHER GOING TO BE LIKE?
Gauteng also experienced snowfall in July, which has not fallen there since August 2012.
Gauteng Weather predicts that temperatures in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Vereeniging will be near or even exceed the thirty-degree level.
“Warm to hot week ahead,” it said.
Johannesburg’s temperatures are predicted to range between 30°C and 30°C with minimums between 9°C and 11°C.
Pretoria will be quite hot, with temperatures anticipated to range from 30 to 31 degrees Celsius.
Windy weather are also anticipated in both locations.
WHAT ARE RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO DO?
In order to stay hydrated during the hot weather, locals have been encouraged to stay indoors, use sunscreen, and drink lots of water.
As residents use fans and air conditioners to stay cool, the hot weather is also likely to put additional strain on the electrical grid.
Eskom implemented stage 6 load shedding from 5am on Tuesday until until further notice.
Eskom pleaded with the public to use electricity sparingly and efficiently.
“We appeal to the members of the public to continue reducing demand by switching off non-essential appliances.
“We would like to thank those who do heed the call to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, including switching off geysers and pool pumps from 17:00 to 21:00, as this lowers demand and helps in alleviating the pressure on the power system and contributes to lower stages of load shedding,” said the statement.