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Much-needed rain expected across parts of SA

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While fire dangers persist across most of SA, there is a 30 to 60% chance of rain in parts.  

The SA Weather Service has issued a warning for most of the Western Cape, Northern Cape as well as the Eastern Cape, saying high fire danger conditions can be expected across the provinces on Tuesday, 05 September. 

High fire dangers

Extremely high dangers are expected over the central, southern and eastern parts of Northern Cape, northern-eastern parts of Western Cape and northern and central interior of the Eastern Cape.

Rain 

On Tuesday, a 30 to 60% chance of rain exists across the coastal region of the Western Cape and parts of the Eastern Cape, stretching from Cape Town across George and Plettenberg Bay, as far as Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape.

In the evening, a 30% chance of rain also exists for the Northern Cape, stretching from Upington as far as Victoria West. 

 

Cape water crisis continues

Although brief showers of rain have been forecasted 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. 

Temperatures for your city

Conditions will range from cool to warm in the morning to hot across most parts of SA on Tuesday.

The hottest places in SA will be Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal seeing a high of 33°C.

Gauteng's Pretoria will see a high of 26°C and Johannesburg will be slightly warmer at 25°C, while Bloemfontein in the Free State will also see high of 26°C.

Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will be a nippy 17°C, while KwaZulu-Natal's Durban will see a high of 29°C and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape will be a 24°C

Courtesy: News24

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