Scorching temperatures expected in Gauteng
The South African Weather Service has advised residents to take precautions against the extreme heat.
JOHANNESBURG - Record-breaking temperatures are expected for Gauteng on Thursday, with the mercury expected to peak to at least 41 degrees in some areas.
The South African Weather Service has advised residents to take precautions against the extreme heat, which is expected to last until Friday.
Meanwhile, forecaster Mbavhi Maliage says there is a possibility of rain to break the heatwave towards the end of the week.
"On Friday we are expecting a 60 percent chance of thunder showers; that's when we are expecting a big break to come through and some cooler conditions."
Earlier this week, the weather service warned residents to brace for the heatwave.
"We advise people to not stay outside for too long periods, especially in the afternoon; drink lots of fluids and to stay in a well ventilated room because it gets humid and hot with these high temperatures."
The Western Cape and North West provinces are also in the grips of the heatwave.
In Cape Town, temperatures have been hovering in the mid-thirties, with some places reaching temperatures of over 40 degrees for the past few days.