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Hot start to the week for SA

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Monday, 11 September, starts the week off with very hot temperatures except for Western Cape, which will be hit by a cold front.

The cold front will bring with it 30% chance of rain for southeastern parts of Western Cape.

More high fire conditions warnings have been extended for a large portion of central South Africa, spanning over Northern Cape, North West, Free State, Western Cape and Eastern Cape.

Extremely high fire conditions

The SA Weather Service issued a warning that extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the central and eastern parts of the Northern Cape, western parts of both the Free State, and North West provinces, the northern interior of the Eastern Cape and the eastern parts of the Central Karoo of Western Cape.

Cape water crisis continues

Despite brief showers on Thursday in the Western Cape, water usage remains critical as the City of Cape Town announced that the Level 5 water restrictions would see further increase in pressure management. 

“There is now a new emphasis on capping excessive water use at the domestic household level and placing additional restrictions on the commercial sector.”

Dam storage levels were at 34,2% with useable water at 24,2% last week. Collective consumption is at 599 million litres of water per day. This is 99 million litres above the target of 500 million litres

Minimum temperatures will be cold in the interior and warmer on the coast and borders of South Africa.

The coldest place in South Africa will be Sutherland in the Northern Cape hitting just above freezing at 1°C.

Monday most of the country will be between warm and very hot, especially on the Namibian border in Northern Cape and the border with Mozambique in Mpumalanga. With cold front hitting Cape Town, this part of Western Cape will be the only cool area in the country.

The hottest place in the country will be Phalaborwa in Limpopo, reaching a sweltering 37°C.

Gauteng's Pretoria will see a hot 34°C and Johannesburg will be slightly cooler with 32°C, while Bloemfontein in the Free State will see a hot 31°C.

Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will be a cool 17°C, while KwaZulu-Natal's Durban will see a warm 29°C. Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape will be a mild 23°C.

Courtesy: News24

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