Wednesday's weather: Thunderstorm warning for Eastern Cape

Motorists drive through flooded roads during heavy rainfalls.
Motorists drive through flooded roads during heavy rainfalls.
Jaco Marais, Netwerk24

The Eastern Cape, North West and Free State can expect heavy rain and thundershowers on Wednesday, says the South African Weather Service.

Impact-based warnings

A yellow (Level 1) warning has been issued for the western and northern interior of the Eastern Cape, where severe thunderstorms - with strong winds, large amounts of small hail and heavy downpours that could lead to localised damages to formal and informal structures, temporary infrastructure as well as traffic disruptions - are expected. 

A yellow (Level 2) warning has been issued for the western half of the North West and northern parts of the Free State where rainfall, resulting in the flooding of informal settlements and roads, is expected.

The weather in your province

Gauteng will be cool in places in the south, otherwise partly cloudy and warm with scattered showers and thundershowers but isolated in the north. 

The expected UVB sunburn index is high.

Morning fog patches along the southern escarpment are expected in Mpumalanga, otherwise partly cloudy and warm with isolated thunderstorms, except on the Lowveld where it will be hot.

Limpopo will be partly cloudy and warm to hot with isolated thunderstorms in the southern parts of the western Bushveld.

The North West will be cloudy and warm, with scattered showers and thundershowers.

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

The western parts of the Northern Cape will be cloudy and cool with morning and evening fog along the coast, otherwise fine and warm to hot, becoming partly cloudy in the east with isolated showers and thundershowers.

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

In the Western Cape, it will be hot to very hot in the west, but cloudy and cool with light rain along the south coast and adjacent interior, otherwise partly cloudy and warm. It will be cloudy to partly cloudy and hot over the central and eastern interior with afternoon thunderstorms.

The wind along the coast will be moderate north-westerly north of Cape Columbine in the morning, otherwise fresh to strong easterly to south-easterly.

The expected UVB sunburn index is extreme.

In the western half of the Eastern Cape, it will be partly cloudy and hot in places in the north, otherwise cloudy and warm with scattered showers and thundershowers, but cool with light rain along the coast.

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

In the eastern half of the Eastern Cape, it will be partly cloudy and warm with scattered showers and thundershowers, but light rain with fog and mist along the coast and adjacent interior in the evening.

The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-easterly in the west, otherwise light to moderate north-easterly, spreading to Port St Johns from the evening.

KwaZulu-Natal will be fine to partly cloudy and warm but hot in the north-east, becoming cloudy in the afternoon with isolated showers and thundershowers over the western half.

The wind along the coast will be moderate easterly to south-easterly, becoming north-easterly from the south by late afternoon.

The expected UVB sunburn index is high.

 

w
The forecast for 13 January.

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

- Compiled by Kamva Somdyala

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
How has the delay in schools' opening impacted your life?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
It's a disaster! We're struggling to manage work and kids at home
39% - 670 votes
It's a struggle, but we learnt lessons from last year's closures
20% - 339 votes
It's a relief, this second wave is bad and kids need to be at home
41% - 702 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
15.13
(-0.14)
ZAR/GBP
20.70
(-0.11)
ZAR/EUR
18.42
(-0.11)
ZAR/AUD
11.67
(-0.11)
ZAR/JPY
0.15
(-0.86)
Gold
1855.20
(+0.05)
Silver
25.47
(+0.10)
Platinum
1100.00
(+0.44)
Brent Crude
54.81
(-1.30)
Palladium
2352.23
(+0.52)
All Share
63987.92
(-0.29)
Top 40
58886.26
(-0.14)
Financial 15
11685.83
(-2.13)
Industrial 25
86576.24
(+1.21)
Resource 10
62699.98
(-1.34)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo