Fire danger conditions in Northern Cape as heat rises across most of SA

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Most of the country will experience high maximum temperatures on Tuesday, 06 February, with scattered showers in parts and a fire danger warning for most of the Northern Cape.

Fire danger conditions

The SA Weather Service warns of extremely high fire danger conditions expected over the eastern and southern parts of Northern Cape, as well as the north-western parts of  Eastern Cape and the Cape Winelands.

Rain

On Tuesday, a 30% chance of rain is forecast for western parts of Northern Cape, central and eastern North West and Free State, north-eastern parts of Eastern Cape, north-western KZN, all of Lesotho and Gauteng, and western and central Mpumalanga and Lesotho. 

The Western Cape coast between Hermanus and Still Bay, and its adjacent interior, will also expect a 30% chance of rainfall.

Temperatures

Minimum temperatures on Tuesday will be cool in the south-western parts of Northern and Western Cape, as well as parts of central Eastern Cape and Free State. The rest of the country will be warm.

The coldest place in SA will be Sutherland in Northern Cape, dropping to 13°C.

Maximum temperatures will be cool along the south coast, and warm in southern Mpumalanga and the eastern Free State. It will be very hot in northern parts of the Northern Cape and hot throughout the rest of the country.

The hottest places in SA will be Skukuza in Mpumalanga which will reach a maximum of 37°C.

Pretoria in Gauteng will be a hot 32°C, while Johannesburg will reach a warm 30°C. Bloemfontein in the Free State will be a sizzling 35°C.

Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will be a warm 27°C, while Durban in KZN will reach 29°C. Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape will see a mild 24°C.

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