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Heatwave warning issued for several parts of SA

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a heatwave warning across several parts of the country as hot temperatures are expected to continue until Sunday. SAWS says the mercury is expected to hit the high thirties in some areas. Meanwhile, the European climate change watchdog has found that September[…]

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Another heatwave about to hit Cape Town

The Mother City is in for another heatwave this week, accompanied by a heightened risk of fires, the SA Weather Service warned on Friday. “People will feel uncomfortable,” said forecaster Carlton Fillis. “And it will be very difficult for firefighters to bring fires under control.” The heatwave, with humidity and[…]

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Deadly heat forecast in Persian Gulf by 2100

By the end of this century, areas of the Persian Gulf could be hit by waves of heat and humidity so severe that simply being outside for several hours could threaten human life, according to a study published Monday. Because of humanity’s contribution to climate change, the authors wrote, some[…]

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Pakistan heatwave death toll soars past 1,000

The death toll from a severe heatwave in southern Pakistan has climbed past 1,000, even as cooler conditions brought some relief to the region. Temperatures in Karachi and surrounding areas in Sindh province dropped to the high 30s on Thursday after five days of heat in the low-mid 40s. Despite[…]

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