The second week of June began with high temperatures, with temperatures expected to reach the value of up to 39 degrees. Meteorologists suggest this month will bring what is locally known as the African heat.

“From Wednesday until the weekend we will have gradual growth of temperatures, culminating on Friday and Saturday with values of 38-39 degrees Celsius. It's going to be a hot month,” said the meteorologist.

As such, doctors appeal for care during this period. The elderly, asw well as children, should not be exposed to the sun during peak periods.

“People with chronic illness, cardiovascular problems, kidney disease, respiratory disease etc, are the most vulnerable.

“It is important that people who are at risk are not exposed to peak temperatures, and that they stay appropriately hydrated,” said one medical expert.

Given the expected high temperatures, citizens are warned to take precautions to avoid heatstroke and other heat related illnesses.