SA swelters in ongoing heatwave

2014-01-03 00:00

KIMBERLEY — The hottest place in South Africa yesterday was at the Augrabies Falls, where the mercury reached 42,5° Celsius, with Upington not exactly cooler at 41° Celsius.

For the Northern Capers, today promises to be even hotter, with Upington expecting 42° Celsius.

Pietermaritzburg, meanwhile, is experiencing the same type of temperatures seen in the Free State, with the KwaZulu-Natal capital reporting 34° Celsius yesterday.

Margate and Durban both reported 30° Celsius with tomorrow promising to be another hot day at the beach.

If the weather predictions hold, Sunday should be cooler across the country, with rain predicted for Monday and Tuesday.

The coldest town in South Africa, Sutherland, is looking forward to being only 19° Celsius cool over the weekend, after sweating through 33° Celsius yesterday.

The cold waves of the Atlantic Ocean, however, make the west coast the mildest place to be in South Africa this summer, with Alexander Bay getting a steady 26° Celsius.

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