Tuesday's weather | Warm day for most of SA, but severe thunderstorms for parts of KZN

2019-12-02 19:35
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South Africans can expect a warm and cloudy Tuesday across much of the country, according to the South African Weather Service.

Warnings

Gale force south-westerly winds of 62km/h with gusts in excess of 88km/h are expected along the coast between Cannon Rocks and St Lucia.

Watches

Severe thunderstorms are expected over the Uthukela, Umgungundlovu and Harry Gwala district municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal.

Heavy rain is expected in places over the eastern parts of the Eastern Cape, as well as Ugu and Ethekwini district municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal.

The weather in your region 

Gauteng will be fine and hot but very hot in the north becoming partly cloudy with isolated late afternoon showers and thundershowers. The expected UVB sunburn index is high. 

Mpumalanga will be partly cloudy and warm to hot but very hot on the Lowveld, with isolated showers and thundershowers but scattered in the southern parts.

Limpopo will be partly cloudy and hot to very hot with isolated showers and thundershowers in the western and southern parts.

The North West will be fine in the east at first, otherwise, it will be partly cloudy and hot to very hot with isolated showers and thundershowers.

The Free State will be fine in the east at first, otherwise, it will be partly cloudy and warm to hot with isolated showers and thundershowers but scattered in the south-east.

The Northern Cape will be fine in the west at first, otherwise, it will be partly cloudy and warm to hot with isolated thundershowers in the east but cloudy and cool in the south-west in the morning. The wind along the coast will be strong southerly to south-easterly.

The Western Cape will be warm over the interior of the West Coast District, otherwise, cloudy and cool with light rain in the south-west and southern coastal areas in the morning clearing in the west and northern interior from the afternoon. The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong south-westerly to southerly along the south coast, otherwise strong southerly to south-easterly. The expected UVB sunburn index is high.

The western half of the Eastern Cape will be cloudy and cool with isolated showers and rain in the east but scattered in the south. The wind along the coast will be strong south-westerly, reaching near gale force until midday.

The eastern half of the Eastern Cape will be cloudy and cool with scattered showers and thundershowers but widespread in the east. The wind along the coast will be strong south-westerly, reaching gale force from late afternoon.

KwaZulu-Natal will be partly cloudy and warm to hot but very hot in the north. It will become cloudy in the afternoon with scattered showers and thundershowers but widespread in the south-west. The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong north-easterly north of Durban at first, otherwise, fresh to strong south-westerly, reaching near gale force at times. The expected UVB sunburn index is high.

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- Compiled by Ethan Van Diemen

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