Weather Update: Extremely hot conditions persist in the west, sparking fire warning

2017-12-08 06:02 - Gabi Zietsman
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Cape Town - The weekend will kick off with extremely hot conditions over 40°C in the western parts of the country, including a high fire warning for the Western Cape and western parts of Northern Cape.

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Heatwave 

A heatwave with persistent high temperature continues in places over the western interior of the Northern Cape, West Coast District, Cape Metropole and Cape Winelands until Friday.

Rain in the eastern interior

60% rain is forecast for most of Free State, as well as the northern parts of Gauteng, including Johannesburg, the south-eastern parts of North West and the south-western parts of Mpumalanga.

Scattered showers is expected in the northern parts of Northern Cape, the rest of North West and Gauteng, and the western parts of KZN, northern parts of Eastern Cape and the central parts of Mpumalanga.

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Temperatures

According to SA Weather Service, on Friday, minimum temperatures will be cold in the eastern interior of SA, with cool temperatures on the northern borders and eastern coastline. It'll be warm on the Wild Coast, the West Coast and the Cape Peninsula and the Cape Winelands.

Ermelo in Mpumalanga will be the coldest place in the country, dropping to 8°C.

Maximum temperatures will be hot to extremely hot inn the western parts of the country, cooling down the further east you go.

The hottest places in SA on Friday will be Riversdale, Worcester and Oudtshoorn in Western Cape, all reaching a boiling 42°C.

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Pretoria in Gauteng will be a warm 27°C, while Johannesburg will see a mild 25°C. Bloemfontein in the Free State will see a high of 29°C.

Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will be a hot 32°C, while KZN's Durban will see a mild 25°C. Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape will see a mild 26°C.

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