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⚠🌡Weather advisory:
Heatwave conditions resulting in persistently high temperatures that exceed the average maximums are expected over North West, Free State & Northern Cape.
These conditions are expected to persist until Saturday (24/02/2024).
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SERIOUS INFORMATION

Hello everyone,
We are gradually entering the period of heat which will be difficult to bear day and night. According to experts, this is due to heat waves resulting from the emission of greenhouse gasses. The Meteorological Agency is warning us to prepare for warmer days and nights. This preparation will require smart adaptation strategies and participation in climate-resilient practices to address the damage caused.
Common effects of heat waves on humans are dehydration which can lead to unconsciousness or death, chickenpox, skin rash and psychological stress.
In order to cope with current climatic conditions, experts have advised:

1. Drink more water to stay hydrated.
2. Keep a water bottle with you to remember to take water.
3. Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages during this time.
4. Reduce the consumption of protein-rich foods (e.g. red meats) as they increase metabolic heat.
5. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables which provide extra water.
6. Monitor blood pressure to ensure it is within the normal range.
7. Stay indoors (in the home or office) between noon and 3 p.m. each day as much as possible.
8. Take cold water baths before going to bed at night.Let’s be kind to share the information with everyone we know.🙏🙏