Weather Update: Fire warnings spread to more parts of SA as temperatures rise

2018-11-09 19:25
(Hanlie Gouws, News24)

(Hanlie Gouws, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The high fire danger warning in the Northern Cape spreads towards the west of SA, affecting a large chunk of the country on Saturday.


The extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the West Coast district, the Cape Winelands, the Central and Little Karoo regions of the Western Cape, the Northern Cape, the western parts of the North West, the western parts of the Free State and the northern parts of the Eastern Cape.


Meanwhile, isolated showers and thundershowers are expected in the Highveld region of Mpumalanga.

The rest of the country remains dry.


Minimum temperatures are expected to be cool in parts of the north and east, including Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and parts of the Free State.

The rest of the country is expected to experience fine to warm morning conditions.

Sutherland in the Northern Cape and Standerton in Mpumalanga are expected to be two of the coldest places, each with an expected minimum temperature of 5°C.

Maximum temperatures are expected to be warm in the east, including in Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal.

Hot weather has been predicted for the rest of the country and extremely hot weather is expected in the Eastern Cape, the Northern Cape, and parts of the Western Cape.

Upington in the Northern Cape and Vredendal in the Western Cape are expected to be two of the hottest places, with a sizzling 38°C.

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

In Gauteng, Pretoria will reach a high of 31°C while Johannesburg will reach a high of 30°C.

Bloemfontein will reach a high of 32°C.

Along the coast, Cape Town will reach a high of 27°C, while Port Elizabeth is expected to reach a high of 24°C and Durban a high of 26°C.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    weather

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.