Thursday's weather: More rain for KwaZulu-Natal, showers forecast for several parts of SA

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Severe thunderstorms that could result in damaging winds are forecast for tomorrow in some parts of the country.
Severe thunderstorms that could result in damaging winds are forecast for tomorrow in some parts of the country.
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Heavy rain will persist in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday, with isolated showers and thundershowers expected in parts of the country, including Gauteng, Limpopo and the North West, according to the South African Weather Service.

Impact-based warning

- Yellow level 2 warning: Severe thunderstorms associated with heavy downpours are expected over the northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal, which may lead to localised flooding of susceptible roads and low-lying bridges and areas.

The weather in your province

Gauteng will be partly cloudy and cool, with isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers.

The expected UVB sunburn index is high.

In Mpumalanga, it will be partly cloudy and warm, but hot in the lowveld, becoming cloudy in the afternoon.

There will be isolated to scattered showers and thundershowers, but widespread in the south-east towards evening.

Limpopo will be partly cloudy and warm to hot, with isolated showers and thundershowers in the south.

It will be fine and warm in the North West, but partly cloudy, with isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers.

The Free State will be partly cloudy and warm, with isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers, but scattered in the east, where it will be cool.

The Northern Cape can expect morning fog patches along the coast, otherwise fine and warm to hot, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon in the east.

The wind along the coast will be light to moderate southerly to south-westerly.

In the Western Cape, it will be cool along the coast, otherwise fine and warm to hot, but cloudy to partly cloudy along the south coast and eastern interior. It will clear over the eastern interior in the afternoon.

The wind along the coast will be light to moderate northerly to north-westerly, but moderate to fresh easterly to north-easterly along the south coast, becoming moderate to fresh southerly to south-westerly by the afternoon.

The expected UVB sunburn index is very high.

There will be morning fog patches over the interior in the western half of the Eastern Cape, otherwise partly cloudy and warm, but hot in the west. It will be fine over the interior at times in the morning.

The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh easterly, but light and variable east of Cape St Francis in the morning.

It will become fresh to strong westerly west of Cape St Francis from the evening, spreading eastwards by late evening.

In the eastern half of the Eastern Cape, it will be partly cloudy and warm, with isolated showers and thundershowers, but scattered in the east, where it will be cloudy. Light rain is expected in places along the coast.

The wind along the coast will be light to moderate north-easterly, becoming fresh to strong north of Coffee Bay by the afternoon, spreading southwards by the evening.

There will be morning fog patches over the interior in KwaZulu-Natal, otherwise cloudy and warm, but cool in the south-west. Scattered showers and thundershowers are expected, but widespread in the extreme north.

The wind along the coast will be moderate south-easterly, becoming easterly to north-easterly in the south of Durban towards afternoon.

The expected UVB sunburn index is moderate.

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The forecast for 18 March.

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