This includes towns such as Uitenhage, Graaff Reinet, Cradock Adelaide, Grahamstown, Fort Beaufort, King Williams Town, Bisho, Hankey, Patensie and Humansdorp.
HIGH DISCOMFORT AND HEAT WAVES
Temperature and humidity are high at the same time, humans ability to cool their bodies through sweating are reduced. This can be a real threat.
Precautions that can be taken:
Stay indoors in a cool room near a fan if possible
The old and infirm must take extra care
Listen to the radio or TV for warnings.
Cease strenuous outdoor activity if advised
Avoid playing sport
Dress in light weight clothes
Drink plenty of liquids NOT alcohol
DID YOU KNOW?
The temperature in a motor-car can rise to more than 10 degrees higher than the outside temperature in just 10 minutes and 20 C in 30 minutes.
Do not leave pets or children in motor-cars, especially in hot conditions.