Severe thunderstorms, fire danger conditions expected in parts of SA


On Wednesday, SAWS warns that extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the interior of the Northern Cape, western parts of the North West, extreme western parts of the Free State, and the Western Cape's, the west coast district, Cape metropole, winelands and central Karoo.


On Wednesday, a 30% chance of rain has been predicted for most of the north-eastern parts of Free State, extreme north-eastern part of Eastern Cape, all of Lesotho, the southern and western parts of KZN, southern Gauteng, southern and central parts of Mpumalanga and central Limpopo.


Minimum temperatures on Wednesday will be cool in the southern interior and mild to warm across the rest of the country. The coldest place in SA will be Sutherland in the Northern Cape, dropping to 8°C.

Maximum temperatures will be cool over Gauteng, eastern Free State, western Mpumalanga and southern Limpopo. It will be warm along the east coast, eastern and northern-eastern parts of the country, hot in the western half of SA and very hot in central parts of Northern Cape and Western Cape. The hottest places in SA will be Upington in Northern Cape reaching a scorching 40°C.

Pretoria in Gauteng will reach a high of 25°C, Johannesburg will be a mild 24°C, while Bloemfontein in the Free State will reach a hot 32°C.

Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will reach a warm 27°C, while KZN's Durban will be hot 29°C, and Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape will see a high of 25°C.

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