The other big news that’s making waves is around the uncomfortable heat that is being experienced. Weather forecaster Simon Gear says that there’s a specific definition when describing a heatwave.
Gear says that if the temperature exceeds 5 degrees above the average maximum temperature of the hottest month for an area, then it can be considered as a heatwave.
For example the average maximum temperature for the hottest month for Johannesburg is around about 30 degrees.— Simon Gear, weather forecaster
Gear adds that if Johannesburg gets above 35 degrees for 3 days or more, then that qualifies as a heatwave. He adds that there has officially been a heatwave due to the temperature hike from Saturday says Gear.
Gear says that if you have a job that takes you outdoors, then you would get dehydrated a lot quicker. He adds that people who work outdoors should ensure that they have water with them at all times. He adds that employer’s should ensure that their employees have access to clean, adequate water.
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