Weather Update: Severe thunderstorm and fire warnings kick off first week in December

2017-12-03 18:58 - Selene Brophy
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Cape Town -   Fire dangers in the north and severe thunderstorms across central SA can be expected on Monday 4 December, says the South African Weather Service. 

Rain is expected across the northern and central regions of the country, with nothing forecast for the Western Cape.  

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Fire danger conditions warning

The SA Weather Service issued a warning for extremely high fire danger conditions for the central and eastern parts of Northern Cape. 

Extreme thunderstorms alert

Severe thunderstorms have been forecast over the western and southern parts of the North West, extreme north-eastern Northern Cape, central and eastern Free State, extreme southern Highveld of Mpumalanga, and the western interior of KwaZulu-Natal.

The stormy conditions bring with it A 60% rain is expected over the North West, KZN, eastern parts of Eastern Cape, the eastern and south-eastern parts of Free State, as well as the eastern-most part of the Eastern Cape and most of KwaZulu-Natal.  

A 30% chance of rain is expected over central Mpumalanga, western parts of Limpopo, Gauteng as well as the northern parts of the North West and the Northern Cape. 

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Minimum temperatures will be cool across most of SA on Monday, with warm conditions expected in the northern regions as well as the coastal parts of KwaZulu-Natal to start off the day.

Suntherland in Northern Cape will be the coldest place in the country, dropping to a cool 7°C.

Maximum temperatures on Monday will be warm to hot throughout the country, with cool temperatures on the West Coast border between SA and Namibia and along the Sunshine coast. 

The hottest place in SA will be Musina in Limpopo, reaching a sweltering 37°C.

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Pretoria in Gauteng will be a hot 32°C, while Johannesburg will see a high of 29°C. Bloemfontein in the Free State will reach 35°C.

Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will be a mild 25°C, while KZN's Durban will see a warm 24°C. Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape will be 22°C.

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