Boiling temperatures and fire danger in western SA

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The week will be off to a hot start for western parts of SA, including a fire danger warning and scattered showers for the north-eastern provinces on Monday, 5 February.

High fire danger conditions

The SA Weather Service warns of extremely high fire danger conditions over the central and western parts of Northern Cape, as well as the West Coast, Cape winelands and Central and Little Karoo in the Western Cape.

Rain

30% chance of rain is forecast for KZN, eastern half of Free State and North West, Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Scattered showers can be expected in the morning in the central parts of the last two provinces.

Temperatures

Minimum temperatures on Monday will be cool in the Cape Peninsula, Free State, south-eastern parts of Gauteng and southern parts of Mpumalanga. The rest of the country will be warm.

The coldest place in SA will be Sutherland in Northern Cape, which will drop to a cold 10°C.

Maximum temperatures will be scorching in the western parts of Northern Cape and Western Cape, from Upington all the way down to Oudtshoorn. The rest of SA will be warm to hot.

The hottest places in SA will be Upington in Northern Cape and Worcester and Beaufort West in Western Cape, all reaching a boiling 41°C.

Pretoria in Gauteng will be a warm 30°C, while Johannesburg will be 28°C. Bloemfontein in the Free State will see a hot 33°C.

Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will be a hot 35°C, while Durban in KZN will be a warm 27°C. Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape will see a high of 28°C.

 

Courtesy: News24

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