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Public attention as heatwave hits parts of SA – SABC News

The government has urged people to be extra cautious as the heat wave continues in some parts of the country. This comes after eight people died of heatstroke in Kakamas, in the Northern Cape. Government Communications Information System (GCIS) Acting Director General Michael Currin says the Government is extremely saddened to hear of the deaths. “We are concerned about the impact of the hot weather that parts of South Africa are experiencing. We are extremely saddened to learn of the deaths of eight people who died of heatstroke in the…

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Owners urged to provide pet care during heatwave – SABC News

Veterinarians are urging animal lovers to monitor their pets for heat stroke amid prolonged heatwaves in some parts of the country. High temperatures were observed in parts of the Northern, Eastern and Western Cape. Veterinarian Ingrid De Wit says immediate medical attention should be sought if animals are dehydrated. “Yes, we have cases of dehydration. Dehydration usually doesn’t happen very quickly. This happens in a few hours. As well as even overheating. Both are life-threatening situations and medical emergencies. Sometimes you have to be a little creative. You can wet…

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Heatwave expected in several parts of South Australia on Sunday

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) conditions are forecast for these parts of South Africa on Sunday. Heatwave expected on Sunday According to SAWS, conditions are expected to persist until midnight on Sunday in the Northern Cape, Western Cape, Free State and Eastern Cape. These areas will be affected by heatwave conditions: Dawid Kruiper – Twee Rivieren / Twee Rivieren Dawid Kruiper – Upington / Upington Tsantsabane / Postmasburg Joe Morolon/Hotazel Kai! Garib / Augrabies Falls Tsantsabane / Postmasburg Dikgatlong / Buckley West Magallon/Warrenton Kgatelopele / Daniëlskuil !Kheis/Groblershoop Syan Cooma/Griquastad…

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Europe’s heatwave may have caused more than 20,000 ‘excess’ deaths – SABC News

Summer heatwaves in France, Germany, Spain and Britain led to more than 20,000 “excess” deaths, a report compiling official figures said on Thursday. Temperatures reached almost 40 degrees Celsius or more from Paris to London in 2022, and climate scientists from the World Weather Attribution Group found that such high temperatures would be “virtually impossible” without climate change. The 2003 heat wave caused more than 70,000 deaths across Europe, mainly in France, and prompted many countries to introduce measures such as early warning systems, asking people to check on others…

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Heatwave hit these parts of South Africa today

The South African Meteorological Service (SAWS) has warned that a heat wave is expected in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Free State and Limpopo today. Warning: Heatwave advisories apply to those living in these areas Residents in affected areas are advised to stay indoors and stay cool. According to SAWS, Pretoria and Vereeniging will be the hottest regions in Gauteng, with a projected maximum temperature of 35°C. ⚠️ Advisory: Heatwaves are expected to continue in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, South West Bushveld, North West Central and East and Northern Free State until including tomorrow (Tuesday…

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SLAMS Man City charity for telling fans sun cream banned from stadium despite 32 degree heatwave

MANCHESTER CITY has been criticized by Melanoma UK after banning fans from wearing sunscreen into the stadium. Fans were not allowed to go through the turnstiles wearing sunscreen during City’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth despite temperatures reaching 32 degrees. 2 Manchester City fans were forced to endure soaring temperatures without sunscreenCredit: Reuters 2 Melanoma UK criticized the City for banning sunscreenCredit: Reuters The club did allow fans to carry a 500ml bottle of water, but recommended wearing a hat instead of sunscreen. Asked on social media whether fans were allowed…

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The UK’s new heatwave is likely to trigger an invasion of wasps

Temperatures should exceed 35º C and last longer than the last wave EFE/EPA/NEIL HALL Europe has suffered from a heat wave this summer Europe has suffered from a severe heat wave this summer. In the following days, uk there should be a new strong heat wave and with a plus: a possible mass invasion of wasps. The hot weather is expected to push temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius and could last longer than the last one last month. Due to the drought, some cities have banned the use of hoses…

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WHO says heatwave has caused ‘1,700 preventable deaths’ in Spain and Portugal

The regional director emphasized that exposure to extreme heat “often aggravates the existing health condition”. The European office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said this Friday (22) that a heat wave in Europe was responsible for 1,700 deaths in the Iberian Peninsula alone and called for joint action to combat climate change. “Heat kills. “In recent decades, hundreds of thousands of people have died from extreme heat during prolonged heat waves, often at the same time as forest fires,” Hans Klugen, WHO’s regional director for Europe, said in a…

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Amid extreme heatwave, London firefighters have busiest day since World War II

The corporation received 2,670 calls in a single day, seven times more than usual Playback / Twitter @LondonFire Firefighters have been called several times in recent days for fires in forest areas and homes. High temperatures in England cause a lot of damage, both to citizens and to the state. Last Tuesday, on the 19th, the Firefighter of London recorded the busiest day for the corporation since then World War Two because of forest fires. According to British media, more than a thousand incidents were recorded across the capital, where…

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How to prevent your iPhone from breaking during the UK heatwave – protect your mobile NOW

BAKING HOT weather affects us all in different ways – but it’s your iPhone you should be worried about. With the mercury soaring this week during the UK’s heat wave, many may find their smartphones overheating more often than usual. 2 Hot weather can force your iPhone to shut down temporarily while it cools downCredit: Apple The Met Office has issued an amber “danger to life” warning as a result of the “exceptionally hot” temperatures. But that’s not the only warning. The British, like themselves, have to take special care…

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