Wednesday's weather: Free State, North West to be hardest hit by disruptive rainfall

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Heavy rain is expected in parts of the country on Wednesday.
Heavy rain is expected in parts of the country on Wednesday.
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The rain which has consistently made landfall across several provinces is set to continue on Tuesday, the South African Weather Service says, with disruptive rainfall especially forecast for the Free State and North West. 

Impact-based warnings

Yellow Level 2 warning for disruptive rainfall that may lead to localised flooding of susceptible formal/informal settlements or roads, low-lying areas and bridges.

Major roads will be affected but can be used; increased travel times, difficult driving conditions on dirt roads with closure of roads crossing low water bridges, localised damage to mud-based/make-shift houses/structures, localised mudslides, as well as rock falls and soil erosion is expected in the central and western parts of the North West, as well as the north-west and central interior of the Free State.

Fire danger warning

Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over over southern parts of Namakwa and the eastern parts of the Central Karoo districts in the Western Cape, as well as the the central parts of the Northern Cape.

Advisories 

- Extremely hot conditions are expected over Prince Albert municipality.

- Hot and humid conditions are expected over the interior of the Western Cape tomorrow.   

The weather in your province

Gauteng will be cloudy at first, otherwise partly cloudy and cool to warm with isolated showers and thundershowers.

The expected UVB sunburn index is high.

In Mpumalanga, it will be cloudy and cool to warm with isolated showers and thundershowers, becoming partly cloudy later in the afternoon.

Limpopo will be cloudy and cool to warm with isolated showers and thundershowers.

In the North West, conditions will be cloudy and cool with widespread showers and thundershowers, but scattered in the north-east.

In the Free State, it will be cloudy and cool with scattered to widespread showers and thundershowers.

Morning fog is expected along the coast in the Northern Cape, otherwise fine and hot to very hot, but partly cloudy in the eastern parts with isolated to scattered showers and thundershowers in the extreme east.

The wind along the coast will be fresh becoming strong southerly from late morning.

The Western Cape can expect early morning fog in the Overberg coastal areas, otherwise fine and warm to hot, but very hot in places over the interior, reaching extremely hot conditions in the Prince Albert municipality. It will become partly cloudy along the south coast and the north eastern interior by afternoon, and cloudy along the south coast in the evening.

The wind along the coast will be light to moderate south-westerly in the south, otherwise moderate southerly to south-easterly in the west and south-west, becoming fresh to strong in the afternoon.

The expected UVB sunburn index is extreme.

The western half of the Eastern Cape will be fine and hot to very hot, but partly cloudy along the coast from late afternoon.

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

In the eastern half of the Eastern Cape, it will be partly cloudy, becoming cloudy in the afternoon with isolated showers and thundershowers in the north, spreading to the Wild coast by the evening.

The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong north easterly, becoming moderate south westerly west of East London during the morning, otherwise light and variable.

There will be morning fog patches over the northern interior in KwaZulu-Natal, otherwise cloudy and warm to cool with isolated showers and thundershowers.

The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh easterly to north-easterly.

The expected UVB sunburn index is high.

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The weather forecast for 3 February.

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

- Compiled by Kamva Somdyala

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