Scorching weekend heat sees high fire danger warning for part of SA

The South African Weather Services warns that extremely high fire danger conditions are expected in the western parts of the Northern Cape and the west coast district and central Karoo of the Western Cape on Saturday 29 April.


Saturday sees warm to hot temperatures across the country, with very hot weather forecast for the Western Cape and cool to mild weather expected in eastern Free State, parts of Gauteng including Johannesburg, and central Mpumalanga. Maximum temperatures will be between the late 20s and early 30s.

The hottest place will be Riversdale in the Western Cape reaching a maximum of 36°C.

Bethlehem in the Free state will be the coldest place in SA on Saturday, with a minimum of 4°C.

Johannesburg in Gauteng will be 23°C while Pretoria will reach 25°C. Bloemfontein in the Free State will see a high of 26°C.

Durban on the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal will reach a warm 27°C, while Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape will be a maximum of 26°C.

Cape Town will reach a scorching 35°C. As the drought continues in the Western Cape, the City of Cape Town is monitoring water consumption with a collective usage target of 600 million litres per day.

Warm to hot temperatures are expected across the country on Sunday and Monday, with cooler conditions expected in Western Cape and Mpumalanga towards the end of the long weekend.


The South African Weather Services forecast a 30% chance of rain, for Saturday, in north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal including Ulundi, eastern Mpumalanga including Piet-Retief, and north-eastern Limpopo including Polokwane.

The rest of the interior and coastal regions will be dry and mild.


Courtesy: NEWS24

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