Severe Weather Alert – Heat Wave

The Cape Town Weather Office has issued the following weather alert:

Hazard: Heat wave
Alert Level: Advisory
Valid From (SAST): 27/11/19 01h00
Valid To (SAST): 28/11/19 23h00

Expected over Little Karoo, north-eastern parts of the Central Karoo as well as Witzenberg, Breede Valley and Langeberg municipalities (Western Cape) until tomorrow (Thursday).

DESCRIPTION

Extremely High Temperatures
When temperature and the humidity is high at the same time or when the temperature exceeds a certain threshold, human’s ability to cool their bodies through sweating is reduced. This can be a real threat that leads to hyperthermia.

PRECAUTIONS

Extremely High Temperatures
Stay indoors in a cool room near a fan if possible. The old and infirm must take extra care to stay hydrated and cool. Avoid strenuous outdoor activity, playing excessive sport and hard labour. Dress in light weight clothes and drink plenty of liquids NOT alcohol.
Listen to the radio or TV for warnings and obey the instructions from disaster management officers.

For more information or to report incidents, contact the Garden Route Disaster Management Centre at 044-805 5071.