Emergency services are on high alert as temperatures in many parts of KwaZulu-Natal will rise to over 40 ° C on Thursday.
The SA Weather Service has warned the public of exposure to heat cause physical disorders such as heat stroke, fatigue and malaise.
“The elderly, young and health impaired are prone to negative health effects when exposed to high temperatures.”
Garrith Jamieson from ALS Paramedics told TimesLIVE that they were on high alert.
“We have informed all of our customers, who consist of many old people’s homes and schools, about the heat wave. We are ready and able to help you, “he said.
” When the temperature rises, you can imagine that the symptoms will be well over 40 degrees.
” This is expected to take until tomorrow … We urge people to stay hydrated.
“Stay out of direct sunlight as much as possible and take care of your animals as they too can dry out pretty quickly.
“Of course, with the high temperatures, people will flock to the beaches and pools. We urge people to take care of the little ones to make sure they are safe.
“We see an increase in drowning even at these times, especially when the temperature is too high.”