Thursday weather update: Severe thunderstorm watch for Gauteng, warm conditions set for rest of SA

2020-01-29 19:14
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While a fine and warm day is expected across the country on Thursday, the South African Weather Service has issued a warning of possible thundershowers in some parts. 

Warnings

Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected in places over the Northern Cape.

Watches

Severe thunderstorms are possible over the north-eastern Free State, north-western parts of KwaZulu-Natal, southern and south-western parts of Mpumalanga as well as the southern and central parts of Gauteng.

The weather in your region

Gauteng will be fine and warm, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon with scattered showers and thundershowers but isolated in the north.

The expected UVB sunburn index is high.

Mpumalanga will be hot on the Lowveld, otherwise partly cloudy and warm with isolated showers and thundershowers, except in the east. Scattered thundershowers are expected in the south-west.

Limpopo will be partly cloudy and warm to hot but very hot in places on the Lowveld, Limpopo Valley and western Bushveld. Isolated thundershowers are expected in the south-west.

For the North West, it will be fine and hot, becoming partly cloudy in the east with isolated afternoon thundershowers.

Conditions in the Free State will be cloudy with fog patches in the north-east at first, otherwise fine and warm to hot but partly cloudy in the east with isolated thundershowers but scattered in the extreme north-east.

The Northern Cape can expect fog along the coast in the morning where it will be warm, otherwise fine and hot to very hot.

The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-easterly in the morning, otherwise moderate to fresh south-westerly.

In the Western Cape, it will be cloudy to partly cloudy in the east in the morning, otherwise fine and warm to hot but very hot over the Karoo and West Coast. It will be cool in places along the South Coast.

The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong easterly to south-easterly but moderate to fresh south-westerly north of Cape Columbine.

The expected UVB sunburn index is extreme.

The western half of the Eastern Cape will be cloudy south of Graaf-Reinet and Cradock in the morning, otherwise partly cloudy and warm but hot in the north.

The wind along the coast will be light to moderate easterly becoming fresh to strong south-easterly in the afternoon.

In the eastern half of the Eastern Cape, it will be fine and hot to very hot in the north with isolated afternoon thunderstorms, otherwise cloudy and warm but cool along the coast and adjacent interior with scattered showers and rain.

The wind along the coast will be light south-westerly in the extreme north early morning, otherwise light to moderate to south-easterly becoming moderate easterly mid-morning but fresh to strong north-easterly late in the afternoon.

KwaZulu-Natal will experience morning fog over the interior, otherwise cloudy and warm with isolated showers and thundershowers but scattered in the north-west. It will be cool in the south.

The wind along the coast will be moderate south-westerly to southerly but north-easterly north of Richards Bay.

The expected UVB sunburn index is moderate.

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Compiled by Kamva Somdyala

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