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The South African Weather Service has issued a yellow level 2 warning for severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, hail and lightning…

These are expected in places over the Chris Hani, Joe Gqabi and Alfred Nzo district municipalities as well as the Raymond Mhlaba and Makana district municipalities.

Extremely high fire danger is expected in some places over the interior and northeastern part of the Northern Cape, the Central Karoo of the Western Cape as well as over the western and central parts of the Eastern Cape.

Advisories

  • Extremely hot conditions are expected over the Prince Albert Municipality of the Western Cape tomorrow.
  • A heat wave with persistently high temperatures is expected over Karoo Hoogland municipality of the Northern Cape until Saturday.
Weather warnings: SAWS

Today’s predictions:

1. Gauteng:

Partly cloudy and warm to hot with isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers.

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The expected UVB sunburn Index: Extreme

2. Mpumalanga:

Fine and warm to hot but cloudy in the east and along the escarpment in the morning with fog patches. It will become partly cloudy in the afternoon with isolated thundershowers in the west.

3. Limpopo:

Cloudy in the east in the morning with fog patches along the escarpment, otherwise fine and warm to hot but very hot in the south-western Bushveld where it will become partly cloudy from the afternoon.

4. North-West Province:

Fine and hot, becoming partly cloudy with afternoon showers and thundershowers in the south.

5. Free State:

Fine and warm to hot, becoming partly cloudy with afternoon showers and thundershowers.

6. Northern Cape:

Morning and evening fog patches along the coast where it will be cool, otherwise fine and hot to very hot but extremely hot in places in the south-west. It will become cloudy over the central parts during the afternoon with isolated showers and thundershowers.

The wind along the coast will be fresh southerly to south-easterly at first becoming fresh to strong north-westerly.

7. Western Cape:

Morning fog along the south coast, otherwise fine and hot to very hot but extremely hot in places over the north-western interior. It will be warm along the south-west and south coastal areas.

The wind along the coast will be fresh easterly to south-easterly along the south coast, otherwise fresh to strong south-easterly.

The expected UVB sunburn Index: Extreme

8. Western Half Of The Eastern Cape:

Fine and hot to very hot but extremely hot in places becoming partly cloudy with scattered showers and thundershowers in the north, otherwise isolated except in the west. It will be warm in places along the coast. Extremely hot temperatures are expected in places over interior.

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

9. Eastern Half Of The Eastern Cape:

Very hot in places south of the escarpment, otherwise fine and hot becoming partly cloudy with isolated showers and thundershowers but scattered in the north. Extremely hot temperatures are expected in places in the southwest.

The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong north-easterly, becoming moderate overnight.

10. Kwazulu-Natal:

Partly cloudy to cloudy in the east with morning fog over the interior, otherwise fine and warm but hot over the interior. It will become partly cloudy over the west in the afternoon with isolated showers and thundershowers.

The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh north-easterly.

The expected UVB sunburn Index: Very High

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