Tips to stay cool in the KZN heat

Tips to stay cool in the KZN heat

Hydrate, use sunscreen and stay out of direct sunlight are some of the tips that will come handy as hot temperatures begin to set in KZN. 

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High temperatures are expected as a heat wave passes over the northern and western parts of the province. 

Durban Weather Office's Wiseman Dlamini says although these conditions are expected during this time of the year, this year's Summer is a dryer one in comparison to the previous period. 

Today, the temperatures in Ulundi will soar to 39 degrees, while Pietermaritzburg and Ladysmith will experience a high 37 degrees.  

While Durban is set for a warm 28 degrees. 

Dlamini says tomorrow northern KZN will continue to experience sweltering conditions. 

"There are still going to be hotter temperatures tomorrow in the extreme northern parts of KZN, particularly Pongola, Makhitini and parts of Kosi Bay  - to at least 38 and 39 degrees," he said.  

A high fire danger in the northern and western parts of the province has also been issued.

ER24 has urged caution as Summer sets in. Here are a few tips that will come handy. 

• Stay well hydrated by drinking a lot of water.

• Keep a close eye on babies, the elderly and children. Ensure they stay well hydrated as well.

• Remember to ensure pets have a cool place to relax and cool clean water to drink as well.

• Try to stay out of direct sunlight. 

• Wear the appropriate clothing and ensure you use sunscreen.

• Limit participation in outdoor activities. If you plan on participating in outdoor activities, ensure you rest and keep hydrated.

• If you are going to spend time in a pool, ensure your safety and that of children around you. Ensure that they are supervised while around and in the pool. 

• Do not leave children and pets in a vehicle even with a window open. 

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