Saturday's weather: Damaging winds, disruptive rain for parts of the country

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A windy day is expected in the Cape provinces. (File, Gallo Images/Sunday Times/Esa Alexander)
A windy day is expected in the Cape provinces. (File, Gallo Images/Sunday Times/Esa Alexander)

The South African Weather Service has issued a yellow level two warning for damaging winds resulting in damage to formal and informal settlements over the central and eastern parts of the Western and Northern Cape. 

It has also issued a yellow level two warning for disruptive waves resulting in difficult navigation conditions at sea, and disruption of small harbours is expected between Alexander Bay and Cape Agulhas.

Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the western parts of the Eastern Cape, eastern parts of the Western Cape, as well as the central parts of the Northern Cape.

The weather in your province: 

Gauteng will be fine and cool.

The expected UVB sunburn index is high.

It will be fine and cool, but warm in the Lowveld of Mpumalanga.

There will be morning fog patches in the north east of Limpopo and Western Bushveld, where it will be partly cloudy, otherwise fine and cool.

The North West and Free State will be fine and cold to cool.

The Northern Cape can expect fine, windy and cold to cool conditions, becoming cloudy over the west in the afternoon with isolated showers and rain in the south-west.

The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh, becoming strong northerly to north-easterly.

It will be cloudy and cool to cold in the west of the Western Cape with isolated to scattered rain and showers, otherwise partly cloudy and warm. It will be very windy across the province during the day.

The wind along the coast will be moderate northerly along the south coast, becoming fresh to strong westerly in the evening, otherwise fresh to strong north-westerly and reaching gale force between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas.

The expected UVB sunburn index is low. 

The western half of the Eastern Cape will be fine and warm, becoming partly cloudy overnight between Plettenberg Bay and Woody Cape.

The wind along the coast will be moderate north-westerly, becoming moderate south-westerly in the afternoon.

The eastern half will be fine and warm.

The wind along the coast will be moderate north-westerly

KwaZulu-Natal will be fine and cool, but warm in places in the east.

The wind along the coast will be gentle to moderate north-westerly, becoming moderate to fresh northerly to north-easterly north of Mtunzini.

The expected UVB sunburn index is moderate.

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Saturday's temperatures.


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