Temperatures reach high discomfort levels in many parts of the Eastern Cape

MARCH 22, 2017
Temperatures reach high discomfort levels in many parts of the Eastern Cape

High discomfort levels are being experienced over parts of the Eastern Cape, says the Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Services.

"At levels above 100, school sport must cease," said Garth Sampson, Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape at the SA Weather Services. 

He said that at 11 am on Wednesday, the figures were;

  • Joubertina          DCI 103 temp 36C
  • Patensie              DCI 107 temp 38C
  • Uitenhage           DCI 107 temp 38C
  • Port Elizabeth    DCI 108 temp 37C
  • Coega                   DCI 98 temp 32C
  • PortAlfred           DCI 102 temp 34C
  • East London       DCI 104 temp 33C
  • Addo                     DCI 106 temp 36C
  • Grahamstown   DCI 96 temp 33C

"Temperatures only expected to drop after 4pm," said Sampson. 

PLEASE REMEMBER EXTRA WATER FOR YOUR PETS

HIGH DISCOMFORT AND HEAT WAVES

Discomfort Index

A.         Introduction

When 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

  • 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

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A.         Introduction

HIGH DISCOMFORT AND HEAT WAVES 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.