Johannesburg - Gauteng residents must brace for yet another heatwave as temperatures in the province will reach a scorching 37 degrees Celcius (°C) on Tuesday, the South African Weather Service said.
Temperatures are expected to reach 35°C in Johannesburg on Tuesday afternoon, 36°C in Vereeniging, and 37°C in Pretoria. This is after the heatwave intensified on Monday afternoon, with temperatures averaging 35°C while Pretoria reached a maximum of 36°C.
This is the third heatwave of the Spring/Summer season in South Africa after temperatures reached 41°C in Upington, 40°C in Beaufort West and Graaf-Reniet, 39°C in Rustenburg and 35°C in Pretoria three weeks ago on 13 November.
Over the weekend, the South African Weather Services warned that a heatwave with persistently high temperatures was expected in Gauteng and the south-western Bushveld of Limpopo from Sunday to Tuesday.
Temperatures are expected to start easing off from Wednesday although it will still be very hot.