Heatwave: City of Cape Town issues safety warning as numbers at pools expected to swell

Hephaestus

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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" incidents in which people suffered respiratory impairment after they were submerged.

"While the festive season has now wrapped up, the reality is that we are in the midst of a heatwave, which means that numbers at our swimming pools are likely to increase in the afternoons when school lets out," said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health Zahid Badroodien.
 

Spectrum1

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I invested in a 'Fogger'
Wise choice.
It brings the temp down by about 3 degrees, and runs on tapwater.
 

Hemps

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Humid as hell here in East London, bad at night when the wind stops blowing.
 

garp

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Well there's a raging South Easter at the moment so if people want to cool down all they have to do is step outside.
 

saor

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CBD and surrounds has been fine - not sure what the fuss is about. Heard it was hot in S/west, Stellenbosch etc. dunno. Weather seems normal here.
 

dj2381

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29, here in the Northern suburbs, pretty sure I've experienced a lot worse in previous years, wouldn't call this a heatwave.
 
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