Weather Update: Rainy weekend for the coastal interior of SA

2017-03-31 17:49 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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Cape Town – The first weekend of April will kick off to a mild start as rainy conditions can be expected along the Southern Cape coastline all the way through to the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal.  

Substantial rains can be expected across the coastal interior of the Western Cape, Eastern Cape as well as KwaZulu-Natal due to a passing cold front on Saturday and Sunday, says SA Weather Services. 

 However don't let that dampen the good vibes to the Cape Jazz Festival this weekend.

SEE: Cape Town Jazz Fest 101: Road closures, weather and what to expect


A 30% chance of rain can be expected in Cape Agulhas, right through to Plettenberg Bay along the Garden Route on Saturday morning.

Also, a 30% chance of showers can also be expected across the Eastern Cape's Port Alfred and East London towards Uitenhage and Port St John and central as well as coastal parts of KwaZulu-Natal.


Warm to hot weather conditions can be expected in the central interior, up towards the North West as well as the northern parts of Limpopo. We'll be featuring this adventure nook of SA in our weekend newsletter - click here to subscribe

If you are in Johannesburg and will be attending The Grand White Dinner in support to raise awareness of environmental care, hot weather conditions can be expected as they are likely to set the mood.  

SEE: The Grand White Dinner returns to Joburg this April

Temperatures will be peaking in the mid20’s and above in the south-western coast regions, as well as the south-eastern parts of SA. 

The hottest spots in the country will be Upington in the Northern Cape reaching a high of 37°C, followed by Mokopane in Limpopo peaking at 35°C.

Johannesburg in Gauteng will reach 31°C while Pretoria will reach 33°C. Bloemfontein in the Free State will reach 32°C.

Click here to see the specific forecast for your city

Along the rest of the coastal regions of SA, Cape Town in the Western Cape will be 23°C, while Durban on the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal will be 27°C and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape will be 23°C.


SEE: SA Insider Guide: Easter school holidays in Cape Town


 SEE: SA Insider Guide: Easter school holiday events in Joburg


SEE: SA Insider Guide: Easter school holidays in Durban


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