Parents and children have been urged to be cautious when swimming to cool off during the heatwave in Cape Town after 14 people drowned over the festive season. A total of 13 people drowned at sea during that period and one in a swimming pool. There were also 51 “non-fatal”[…]
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[…]
As South Africans seek refuge under trees, air-conditioned rooms and swimming pools from the sweltering heat that has gripped the country, others are not so fortunate. Thami Shongwe, who is a car guard at Church Square, was just one of many people who had to work in the sun. He[…]
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[…]
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[…]
A heat wave has killed almost 450 people in Pakistan’s south over the past three days, with paramilitary forces beginning to set up emergency medical camps in the streets, health officials have said. Most of the deaths have been in the southern port city of Karachi where temperatures in the[…]
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