Weather Update: SA heating up

2017-09-11 16:42 - Gabi Zietsman
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Cape Town - South Africa is heating up more on Tuesday, 12 September, with only a handful of cool places on the West and East Coast.

No rain forecast for the country.

More high fire conditions warnings have been extended for a large portion of central South Africa, spanning over all the provinces including Swaziland.

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Extremely high fire conditions

The SA Weather Service issued a warning that extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the eastern parts of the Northern Cape, Free State, North West, Gauteng, northern interior of the Eastern Cape, Limpopo Western Bushveld, eastern parts of the Central Karoo of the Western Cape, extreme western Highveld of Mpumalanga and western parts of KwaZulu-Natal. 

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Cape water crisis continues

Despite brief showers on Thursday in the Western Cape, water usage remains critical as the City of Cape Town announced that the Level 5 water restrictions would see further increase in pressure management. 

“There is now a new emphasis on capping excessive water use at the domestic household level and placing additional restrictions on the commercial sector.”

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Dam storage levels are at 37,2% with useable water at 27,2% this week. Collective consumption is at 599 million litres of water per day. This is 99 million litres above the target of 500 million litres. 

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Temperatures for your city

Minimum temperatures will be cold in the interior and warmer on the coast and borders of South Africa.

The coldest places in South Africa will be Sutherland, Bethlehem and Calvinia, all reaching a cold 7°C.

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Tuesday most of the country will be between warm and very hot, especially in the interior and on the Namibian and Botswana border in Northern Cape and the border with Mozambique in Mpumalanga. A handful of places will be cool, including Alexander Bay, Cape Town, George and Port Elizabeth which will see mild temperatures.

The hottest place in the country will be Skukuza in Mpumalanga, reaching a sweltering 38°C.

Click here to see the specific forecast for your city over the next few days

Gauteng's Pretoria will see a hot 33°C and Johannesburg will be slightly cooler with 32°C, while Bloemfontein in the Free State will see a hot 33°C.

Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will be a cool 18°C, while KwaZulu-Natal's Durban will see a warm 27°C. Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape will be a mild 22°C.

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