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High temperatures across most of SA, severe thunderstorms in the east


Most of the country can expect hot weather and scattered showers on Wednesday, 7 March, as the South African Weather Service (SAWS) predicts a 30% to 80% chance of rain in places across central SA. 


SAWS predicts 80% chance of rain over eastern parts of Eastern Cape on Wednesday.

A 60% chance of rain can be expected across most of the southern and western parts of KZN, eastern Free State, central Eastern Cape and all of Lesotho.

A further 30% chance of rain is expected across the rest of Eastern Cape, Free State and KZN, over all of Gauteng and North West, the south-western parts of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, eastern Northern Cape and extreme eastern parts of Western Cape as well as the south coast and Garden Route. 


Minimum temperatures on Wednesday will be warm along the northern parts of Northern Cape, along SA's east coast, and north-eastern parts of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. It will be cold in parts of the south-western and eastern interior, and cool throughout the rest of SA. 

Sutherland in Northern Cape will be the coldest place in SA once again, dropping to 10°C.

Maximum temperatures will be cool along the Garden Route and south coast. It will be very hot in north-eastern parts of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, hot in the northern parts of Northern Cape and warm across the rest of the country.

The hottest place in SA will be Skukuza in Mpumalanga, which will reach a high of 38°C.

Pretoria in Gauteng is set to reach a high of 31°C, while Johannesburg will reach 29°C. Bloemfontein in the Free State will be 30°C.

Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape and Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape will both reach a high of 26°C, while Durban in KwaZulu-Natal will be 29°C.

Courtesy: News24

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