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Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected in parts of five provinces, the South African Weather Service has warned.
Powerful Typhoon Hagibis has claimed its first victim even before making landfall, as Japanese weather authorities issued a top-level emergency rain warning and millions were issued non-compulsory evacuation orders.
Japan braces for a powerful typhoon barrelling towards Tokyo that has already forced the cancellation of two Rugby World Cup matches, disrupted the Suzuka Grand Prix and grounded flights.
Mpumalanga, Gauteng and parts of KwaZulu-Natal are in for a rough few days after the SA Weather Service warned of heavy rainfall and hail.
It will be a warm to very hot day in north-east of the country as temperatures reach the high 30s, while the Western Cape will be cool.
India's monsoon season has caused massive flooding, killing 100 people already. India has experienced increasingly volatile weather across the board.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected along the southern coastline in the Eastern Cape on Thursday.
A cool to warm day is expected across the country, while cold conditions are expected in places in the north-east on Wednesday.
Tuesday will be a cool day with partly cloudy conditions for most of the country.
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has struck in the Pacific off the coast of Chile, according to the United States Geological Survey.
Powerful Typhoon Hagibis has slammed into Japan, killing at least two people and prompting authorities to issue their highest level of disaster warning over "unprecedented" downpours that caused flooding and landslides.
It will be a hot Saturday as temperatures are expected to be in the mid to high 30's in places.
Wet weather conditions are expected in places in the north-east as well as the northern interior on Friday, where it will be cool to warm.
It will be cold along the eastern parts of the escarpment on Thursday, while hot weather is expected along the northern border.
It will be a warm to hot day as temperatures reach the mid- to high-thirties in most places on Saturday.
Temperatures along the northern border and adjacent interior are expected to be scorching, while fire danger warnings have been issued for places in the northern interior on Friday.
Data released by the federal home ministry shows that 1 673 people died because of floods since June.
A young Western Cape couple survived their car being hit by lightning, but people behind them thought they had died.
At least 100 people have died in northern India over the last three days in unusually heavy late monsoon rains which have submerged streets, hospital wards and houses, according to officials.
Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected in places in Limpopo and extremely hot conditions in the Limpopo Valley.
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