While Capetonians are slowly warming up, weather channels have been warning the north of the country that spring shall be met with a week-long heat wave that could burn into the weekend. And next week might not looking any cooler

According to a recent report by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), 2015 may be the hottest year ever recorded in Africa.

The report further explains that this may partially be due to climate change and partially because of the strong El Nino phase that we’re currently in.

El Nino refers to the irregular intervals at which the surface temperatures of pacific seas become either warmer or cooler.   

With weather temperatures averaging in the mid-30s, inland towns and cities, such as Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg, are facing searing 40°C heat.

The potentially dangerous effects of the heatwave have been stressed repeatedly, but northerners are making the best of sweaty conditions:  

Mood?????? #heatwave #itstoohottodoanything

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Yeah. #Africa is fucking hot. #heatwave #candle #melting #southafrica

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#heatwave #lunchtime in marloth with my own #family #chané #53degrees #back_to_work

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Too hot to drink coffee? Put some ice in it #heatwave #coffee #cooldown #remedy #icedcoffee #work

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#unionbuildings #lunchrun #pretoria #heatwave @marmar081 #workinginthecapitalandstuff

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