Weather Update: Dry Western Cape despite rainy start to the week for central and eastern parts of SA

2018-03-11 16:34 - Selene Brophy
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Cape Town - It is going to be a fine and hot start to the week, however rain has been forecast for most of the eastern half of South Africa on Monday, 12 March.  

The South African Weather Service has issued an alert for Sunday evening, for severe thunderstorms expected over the eastern parts of the Eastern Cape and the south-western parts of KwaZulu-Natal. 

No severe weather alerts have been issued for SA on Monday. 


On Monday, the SA Weather Service predicts a 30% chance of rain for most of Gauteng and the central parts of KwaZulu-Natal. The central parts of Mpumalanga and the lower eastern parts of Limpopo can expect a 60% chance of rain.  

No rain has been forecast for the Western, Eastern or Northern Cape. 


Minimum temperatures on Monday will be cool throughout the country, with very cold temperatures starting the day off in the Northern Cape.  

Sutherland and Calvinia in Northern Cape will be the coldest place in SA again, dropping to 8°C.

Maximum temperatures are expected to be warm, with hot to very hot conditions forecast for the western parts of the country.  

The hottest place in SA will be Musina in Limpopo, reaching a high of 35°C.

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Pretoria in Gauteng is set to reach a high of 30°C, while Johannesburg will reach 27°C. Bloemfontein in the Free State will be 29°C.

Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will reach a hot 32°C, Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape will see a high of 27°C, while Durban in KZN will be 26°C.