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SA weather confirms record high temperatures for CT

The mercury climbed to 42 degrees in an unprecedented heat wave on Tuesday.

FILE: The SA Weather Service has confirmed that the high temperatures Capetonians experienced on Tuesday were the highest ever recorded. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

CAPE TOWN - The South African Weather Service in Cape Town has confirmed that the high temperatures Capetonians experienced on Tuesday were the highest ever recorded.

The mercury climbed to 42 degrees in an unprecedented heat wave.

Cape Town has never been so hot, at least not since temperatures began to be officially recorded.

That was 100 years ago according to the weather office.

Meteorologist Henning Grobler says, "That's why they called it a record, it's an all-time high."

The official temperatures are recorded at the airport.

Grobler says, "It's been the warmest day that has ever been in Cape Town."

I don't understand how my entire family is sleeping in this heat. Mina Niks sleep. I keep going outside for a breeze. #CapeTown #Heatwave

Has a lot to do with the 42°C that tortured us all day today here in #CapeTown. Damn #heatwave!!!… https://t.co/EoW4ZOeHIx

This is getting hectic.

#CapeTown #heatwave #CapeWeather pic.twitter.com/y4WEqGsVna