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According to the South African Weather Service, gale-force winds are expected to hit Cape Point this weekend…

Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the central and eastern parts of the Northern Cape, in places over the central and eastern parts of the Western Cape, the northern interior of the Eastern Cape and the western and central parts of both the North West and Free State.

Gale force north-westerly winds of 65-74km/h are expected between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas from Thursday late morning until Friday evening.

Strong interior north-westerly winds of 45-56km/h are expected in places over the Breede Valley and Central Karoo of the Western Cape and southern parts of the Namakwa District of the Northern Cape.

 1. Gauteng:

Fine and hot, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon.

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The expected UVB sunburn index: Very High

2. Mpumalanga:

Partly cloudy and warm with isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms. It will be hot to very hot in the Lowveld.

3. Limpopo:

Partly cloudy and hot to very hot with isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms.

4. North-West Province:

Fine and hot to very hot, becoming partly cloudy in the extreme east in the afternoon.

5. Free State:

Fine and warm to hot, becoming partly cloudy in the extreme north-east in the afternoon.

6. Northern Cape:

Cool along the coast, otherwise fine and warm to hot, becoming partly cloudy from the extreme south-west in the evening where it will be windy from the afternoon. It will be very hot in the north-east.

The wind along the coast will be light to moderate northerly to north-westerly, becoming fresh in the afternoon.

7. Western Cape:

Cloudy in the west in the morning where it will become partly cloudy, otherwise fine and warm, but hot to very hot and windy over the eastern interior. It will become cloudy to partly cloudy from the south-west from evening with light isolated to scattered showers and rain.

The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong north-westerly, reaching gale force between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas, but moderate to fresh westerly to south-westerly along the south coast.

The expected UVB sunburn index: Very High

8. Western Half Of The Eastern Cape:

Cloudy at first, otherwise fine and hot to very hot, but warm along the coast where it will become partly cloudy in the evening.

The wind along the coast will be light to moderate north-westerly, but moderate to fresh south-easterly during the afternoon.

9. Eastern Half Of The Eastern Cape:

Very hot in places, otherwise fine and warm to hot, but cloudy with very light isolated showers and rain south of the escarpment in the morning, where it will become partly cloudy in the afternoon.

The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-westerly, becoming north-easterly in the afternoon.

10. Kwazulu-Natal:

Morning fog patches over the interior, otherwise partly cloudy and warm but hot in the north. Isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers are expected.

The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh easterly to south-easterly, becoming north-easterly in the evening.

The expected UVB sunburn index: Extreme

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Author: News24.com