Weather Update: Severe thunderstorms, hail and flood risks continue for parts of SA

2017-10-22 17:23 - Selene Brophy
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Cape Town -  After a weekend of thunderstorms, strong winds and hail in parts across central and northern SA, the South African weather service says these conditions can be expected to continue into the new week.

Severe thunderstorms and flood risk

The South African Weather Service warns of severe thunderstorms for Gauteng, North West, northern Free State and western Mpumalanga - with possible flood risks for Sunday evening, 22 October. 

On Monday 23 October, the severe thunderstorm watch, with possible heavy downpours and strong winds has been issued for the extreme north-eastern parts of the Northern Cape, western parts of the North West, western parts of the Free State and the north-eastern parts of the Eastern Cape. 

SEE: MAP: Severe thunderstorm headed for Gauteng, motorists warned of flooding 

The SA Weather Service posted notifications of the thunderstorm watch to twitter on Sunday evening, sharing pics of the hail falling in the Northern Cape.

Rain

No rain has been forecast for the Western Cape on Monday. However a 30% chance of rain exists for the eastern parts of the Northern Cape and through the central parts of the Eastern Cape down to coastal area of East London. More showers can also be expected across Gauteng, the eastern parts of Limpopo and most of KwaZulu-Natal on Monday.

A heavier 60% chance of rain exists across the North West, most of the Free State and extreme eastern parts of Gauteng. This band of wet weather is expected to intensify into Tuesday, 24 October, bringing with it an 80% chance of rain across these parts.

Temperatures

Conditions remain sunny and warm in the west of the country, heating up towards the north across Mpumalanga and Limpopo.   

On Monday the coldest place in South Africa will again be Sutherland in Northern Cape at a cold 4°C. Mpumalanga's Skukuza can expect to be the hottest place reaching a scorching 37°C.

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

Gauteng's Pretoria will see a warm 30°C on Monday, Johannesburg will be a warm 27°C and Bloemfontein in the Free State will see a high of 24°C.

Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will see a mild 21°C, while KwaZulu-Natal's Durban will reach a high of 30°C. Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape will be a warm25°C. 

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