Weather Update: Cold front brings cool weather for the south and west of SA

2018-09-12 19:23
(Hanlie Gouws, News24)

(Hanlie Gouws, News24)

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The cold front that made its way towards South Africa this week passes over the country on Thursday, bringing cool weather with it - but only for the southern and western regions.


Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over most parts of the North West and the northern parts of the Free State. 


Minimum temperatures are expected to be cool to cold across the central parts of the country, with warm weather along the coastline and East Coast and hot weather along the northern border.

Sutherland in the Northern Cape is expected to be one of the coldest places, dropping to a below-freezing -3°C.

Maximum temperatures are expected to be cold across the southern and western parts of the country and cold weather conditions are expected for the central parts of the Western Cape as well as the southwestern parts of the Northern Cape in the Sutherland region.

Warm weather has been predicted for the northern and eastern parts of the country, including the Highveld and the East Coast, while the northern border is expected to be hot.

One of the hottest places is expected to be Skukuza in Mpumalanga, reaching a high of 37°C.

Click here to see the specific forecast for your city over the next few days

Pretoria is expected to reach a high of 31°C, while Johannesburg is expected to reach a high of 28°C and Bloemfontein a high of 23°C.

Along the coast, Cape Town is expected to reach a high of 17°C, while Port Elizabeth is expected to reach a high of 20°C and Durban a high of 23°C.

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