The Gauteng Weather Service has warned that most parts of Gauteng will experience very high temperatures over the next four days.
It has predicted temperatures up to and over 36°C until Friday.
Jan Vermeulen from the Weather Service advised people to stay indoors, avoid direct sunlight, hydrate with liquids, not alcohol, avoid participating in strenuous activities and make sure pets and livestock have access to water. They were also advised to dress in light clothing.
However, Vermeulen said, the heatwave to be experienced in Gauteng would be nothing compared to what other provinces such as the North West, eastern parts of the Western Cape and Free State could experience. “In places such as Upington, the temperature will sky-rocket to at least 40°C.”