'Extremely hot' conditions forecast

2014-02-17 10:32

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Cape Town - The South African Weather Service has warned of "extremely hot conditions" in parts of the Western Cape and Eastern Cape on Monday, after weekend temperatures rose to as much as 43°C in places.

Extremely high fire danger conditions are also expected in the Cape winelands and parts of the Karoo, the SA Weather Service warned.

"Extremely uncomfortable conditions are expected in the western and central interior of the Northern and Western Cape provinces, including the Eden District and Karoo regions as well as along the coast of Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces.

"A heat wave with persistently high temperatures is expected over the Breede River Valley and in places in the Little Karoo," the weather service advised.

Die Burger reported on Monday that Western Cape residents who live near the coast can expect slight relief from the recent heatwave conditions on Monday, with temperatures expected to drop about 7°C.

According to the newspaper, Vredendal, Redelinghuys, Malmesbury and Clanwilliam were the province's hottest towns over the weekend. The mercury reached 43°C in Malmesbury.

Temperatures in Oudtshoorn, Ladismith and Prince Albert are expected to reach 41°C on Monday.

Meanwhile, temperatures in the northern parts of the country are also expected to be high on Monday, with most forecasts in the region of 30°C.

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