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Midlands braces for ‘heat wave’


While most people have been hoping for rain and relief from the dry heat, the KZN Midlands is instead bracing for extremely hot weather, with a string of 30-plus degree Celsius days lined up.

Unfortunately, according to SA Weather Service predictions, in accordance with online weather apps, there’s little sign of rain for the rest of this week, other than a possible thunderstorm on Saturday.

For the next five days (including Wednesday), Howick will see maximum temperatures of 30C, 33C, 34C, 31C and 32C.

It’s a similar story in Mooi River: 28C, 32C, 34C, 32C and 32C on Sunday.

Folks will be looking for any way to keep cool during this hot spell. Picture: Dakota Corbin/Unsplash

Out in Greytown, people will not be getting much relief – in fact, it’s hot throughout and Friday in Greytown peaks at about 36C.

The provincial capital Pietermaritzburg will reach at an eye-watering 37C tomorrow (Thursday).

And if you’re out Underberg way, you can expect much of the same with maximum temperatures from Wednesday to Sunday ranging from 30-31C.

So forget about the brollies for now, moms and dads keep the sunscreen ready and remember to be mindful of the welfare of your pets.

Please be mindful of your pets, don’t exercise them in very hot weather and make sure there’s always water available. Picture: James Barker/Unsplash

Try to keep them in the shade, no running the dog in the middle of the day and make sure they have water at all times.

Main picture: Luis Graterol/Unsplash

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