Weather Update: Central and western parts of SA heat up with rain in the northeast

2017-11-07 17:26 - Gabi Zietsman
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Cape Town - The central and western parts of SA will see warm to very hot conditions, while cooler climates in the northeastern parts will see 30-60% chance of rain on Wednesday 8 November.

The SA Weather Service has also issued a fire danger warning for parts of the country.

Fire hazardous conditions

Extremely high fire conditions are expected in places in the Little and Central Karoo of the Western Cape, as well as the northern parts of the North West province.

SEE: Locals have zero chill for Cape Town wind

Rain

Isolated showers are expected on Eastern Cape's coast from Port Elizabeth to Port St Johns, as well as a light showers belt in the northeastern provinces, including sections of North West and Free State. 

A heavier 60% chance of rain has been forecast for the eastern parts of Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KZN, bordering on Mozambique and including Swaziland.

Cape Town dam levels are currently 37,8% full, with 27,8% usable water. Average daily production has gone up to 602 million litres of water a day, a 100 million litres over the daily target.

Temperatures

On Wednesday, minimum temperatures will be cool to warm on the West Coast and KZN's coastline, and the northern provinces. It will be cold to cool in central SA, including Free State, and Eastern Cape's coastline.

Sutherland in Northern Cape will be the coldest place dropping to just above freezing at 1°C.

Maximum temperatures will be warm to hot in central, northern and western parts of the country, with very hot temperatures in northern parts of Northern Cape. Temperatures will cool down in the east, with cold temperatures hitting Ermelo area in Mpumalanga. 

The hottest place in SA will be Vredendal in the Western Cape, reaching a sweltering 37°C.

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

Pretoria in Gauteng will reach a hot 34°C, while Johannesburg will see a high of 31°C. Bloemfontein in the Free State will reach a warm 28°C.

Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will reach a hot 30°C, while KZN's Durban will see a mild 22°C.  Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape will be 22°C.

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