Weather Update: Fire danger in western parts as temperatures rise across most of SA

2017-11-27 17:03 - Kavitha Pillay
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Cape Town - While high fire danger conditions and hot temperatures are expected in the west, rain is expected in the central and northern parts of SA on Tuesday, 28 November.

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Fire danger conditions

On Tuesday, South African Weather Service (SAWS) warns that extremely high fire danger conditions are expected in places over the Northern Cape, the Cape Winelands, West Coast district and central Karoo of the Western Cape, and extreme north-western parts of the North West.


According to SAWS, a 30% chance of rain is expected over the western and northern parts of KZN, northern Eastern Cape, western Northern Cape, all of Free State, North West, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Lesotho, and the southern half of Limpopo.

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Minimum temperatures on Tuesday will be warm along the west and east coasts, as well as the northern parts of the country along the border. It will be cool to cold throughout the rest of the country.

King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape will be the coldest place in the country, dropping to 8°C.

Maximum temperatures will be very hot in northern parts of the Northern Cape, hot in western SA, and cool to warm throughout the rest of the country.

The hottest place in SA on Tuesday will be Upington in Northern Cape, reaching a sweltering 37°C.

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Pretoria in Gauteng will be a hot 29°C, while Johannesburg will see a high of 26°C. Bloemfontein in the Free State will reach 31°C.

Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will be a mild 23°C, while KZN's Durban will see a high of 26°C.  Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape will be 25°C.

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