Weather Update: Fire warning for Northern Cape and North West

2017-09-08 16:14 - Gabi Zietsman
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Cape Town - Northern Cape and North West will have high fire warnings on Saturday, 9 September, with rain expected over Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal coasts.

The coastal areas expecting 30% chance of rain stretches from Port Elizabeth to the border of Mozambique.

Extremely high fire conditions

The SA Weather Service issued a warning for extremely high fire danger conditions over northern and north-eastern parts of Northern Cape and extreme western parts of North West province.

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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.”

See News24's latest report here.

Dam storage levels were at 34,2% with useable water at 24,2% last 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 Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape and the Free State, with the interior getting very cold. Northwestern parts of the country will be to warm, as well as the KwaZulu-Natal coast.

The coldest place in South Africa will be Sutherland in the Northern Cape hitting below freezing at -2°C.

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On Saturday almost the whole country will be warming up for Spring, with cool temperatures in Cape Town and the coasts of Western and Eastern Cape.

There will be many hot places in South Africa, where Skukuza, Phalaborwa, Musina, Lephalale, Mokopane, Potchefstroom and Upington will all reach a high of 34°C.

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

Gauteng's Pretoria will see a hot 32°C and Johannesburg will be slightly cooler with 30°C, while Bloemfontein in the Free State will also see a hot 32°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 mild 24°C. Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape will be a mild 20°C.

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