Fire danger conditions expected in parts of SA as rain continues in east


While rainfall is expected to continue in places on Tuesday, 19 December, SA Weather Service warns that high fire danger conditions are also expected. Fire warning Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the Limpopo valley and western bushveld of Limpopo, West Coast District of Western Cape, and western interior of the Northern Cape. Rain Heavy rain leading to localised and flash flooding can be expected on Monday night, 18 December, in places over the eastern half of the Eastern Cape and southern parts of KZN. A band of isolated showers and thundershowers is expected on Tuesday from the north-west to the south-western and eastern parts, scattered in eastern Free State, southern Mpumalanga and all of KZN. Evening drizzle is expected over the north-eastern escarpment. A 60% chance of rain is expected in eastern Free State, southern Mpumalanga and all of KZN, while a 30% chance of rain is predicted across eastern parts of Eastern Cape, central Free State, all of Lesotho, North West, Gauteng and Mpumalanga.
Temperatures Minimum temperatures on Tuesday will be cool to cold throughout the country, and warm along the north-eastern border of Limpopo. The coldest place in the country will be Sutherland in the Northern Cape, dropping to 9°C. Maximum temperatures will be cool along the east coast, warm to hot throughout the central and western parts of SA, and very hot along the northern border. It will be extremely hot along Limpopo's border. The hottest places in SA will be Phalaborwa in Limpopo reaching a scorching 39°C. Pretoria in Gauteng will reach a high of 33°C, while Johannesburg will see a hot 31°C. Bloemfontein in the Free State will reach a warm 30°C. Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will reach 25°C, while KZN's Durban will see a cool 21°C, and Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape will be 22°C.

Courtesy: News24

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