Heatwave hits Gauteng 'till Saturday

South African Weather Service has issued a warning alert of a heatwave hitting Gauteng and other parts of the country until Saturday.

SA Weather Service forecaster, Bransby Bulo, says Gauteng temperatures are likely to go up by 1 Degrees Celsius until Saturday.

The heatwave will affect Gauteng, western parts of Limpopo, the whole of North west, northern parts of Northern Cape and western parts of Free State.

Bransby Bulo, SA Weather Service forecaster

Possible veld fires are also expected in the Northern Cape and western parts of Free State.

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Automobile Association of SA has some suggestions on what to do in an event of flash floods.

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Gauteng heatwave continues for the next two days

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Vaal Dam only 27% full

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