Relief for heatwave-weary parts of SA

2012-11-22 10:46
Seeking relief from the heat. (File, AP)

Seeking relief from the heat. (File, AP)

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Johannesburg - After three scorching days, milder temperatures will settle over the north-eastern parts of South Africa from Thursday, the SA Weather Service said.

"The last three days we have issued heat wave warnings, but now it looks like the heat is subsiding," forecaster Dipuo Tawana said.

Scattered showers and storms were expected over Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga for most of the rest of the week.

A similar pattern of afternoon thundershowers was predicted for the western parts of KwaZulu-Natal, the eastern Free State, and the central and eastern parts of the North West.

This was caused by tropical moisture in circulation, as opposed to a cold front, Tawana said. There was the possibility of warmer weather for the weekend, as the system weakened.

Showers were still likely over Gauteng, the North West, the central and eastern Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and south-west Mpumalanga on Saturday.

By Sunday there would be isolated showers over these areas.

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