Weather Update: Cool weather and rain for the south and west as cold front approaches

2018-10-10 19:00

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A cold front is approaching SA's western and southern coastline, bringing with it light rain and cool weather on Thursday.

Warnings

Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the eastern parts of the Northern Cape, the western parts of the Free State, the western parts of the North West and the northern parts of the Eastern Cape.

Rain

Isolated showers and thundershowers are expected across the Eastern Cape, while light rain is expected along the extreme south-western parts of the Western Cape from late morning.

Isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers are expected in the eastern parts of Mpumalanga as well as the south-eastern parts of Limpopo. Isolated evening showers and thundershowers are predicted in the southern and eastern regions of KwaZulu-Natal.

Temperatures 

Minimum temperatures are expected to be cool in most of SA and cold conditions are expected over the central eastern parts of the country.

Sutherland in the Northern Cape is expected to be one of the coldest places, dropping to 4°C.

Maximum temperatures remain cool along the West Coast and adjacent interior, as well as the coastline as the cold front approaches.

Warmer weather has been predicted for the Great Karoo, the Lesotho Highlands and the Eastern Highveld, while hot weather conditions have been predicted for the north, including the northern interior, the northern border and adjacent interior, and parts of the East Coast.

A few places in the north are expected to reach a high of 35°C.

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

In Gauteng, Pretoria will reach a high of 35°C while Johannesburg will reach a high of 33°C.

Bloemfontein is expected to hit 34°C.

Along the coast, Cape Town is expected to reach a high of 20°C, while Port Elizabeth is expected to hit a maximum of 22°C. Durban is expected to reach a high of 30°C.

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