Thursday's weather: Dust off your umbrellas Capetonians, heavy rain is expected

2019-04-03 19:29


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A cold front is expected to sweep across the south-western parts of the Western Cape, bringing much-needed rain to the Cape on Thursday.

Severe thunderstorms are expected over the extreme north-eastern parts of the Northern Cape, the western parts of the North West, and the western and central parts of the Free State, according to information provided by the South African Weather Service.

The East Coast is expected to be hot and the coastline cool to warm.

The weather in your region

Gauteng will be partly cloudy and warm. The expected UVB sunburn index will be low.

It will be cloudy in the east with fog patches along the escarpment of Mpumalanga at first. Otherwise, it will be partly cloudy and warm. It will become fine from the east in the afternoon where it will be hot.

Limpopo is expected to be cloudy in the east with fog patches along the escarpment. Otherwise, it will be fine and warm, becoming partly cloudy in the extreme southwest later.

It will be partly cloudy and warm in the North West. Scattered showers and thundershowers are expected, but isolated in the east.

The Free State will be cool in places in the east. Otherwise, it will be partly cloudy and warm with scattered showers and thundershowers, but isolated in the extreme southwest.

It will be cloudy along the coast of the Northern Cape. Otherwise, it will be fine, becoming partly cloudy and cool to warm with isolated showers and thundershowers in the east. Light rain is expected over the southern interior. The wind along the coast will be light and variable in the morning. Otherwise, it will be a moderate to fresh southerly to south-westerly, becoming south-easterly in the evening.

It will be cloudy and cool with early morning fog along the west and south-west coast of the Western Cape. Rain is expected from mid-morning, spreading to the rest of the province in the afternoon. The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh north-westerly to westerly, becoming fresh to strong south-westerly to southerly along the south-west and south coast in the afternoon, spreading to the west coast by evening. The expected UVB sunburn index will be moderate.

The Eastern Cape is expected to be fine and warm. It will become partly cloudy with isolated showers in places along the coast and the adjacent interior. The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-westerly, becoming strong in the east.

Partly cloudy and warm conditions are expected in KwaZulu-Natal, but it will be hot in places in the northeast. It will become cloudy in the afternoon with isolated showers and thundershowers. The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh north to north-easterly, becoming southerly to south-westerly from the south in the afternoon. The expected UVB sunburn index will be high.


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