Your weather: Eastern Cape to be battered by thundershowers on Saturday

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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.
PHOTO: Duncan Alfreds, News24

The Eastern Cape will be hardest hit by expected thundershowers across the country on Saturday, according to the South African Weather Service.

Impact-based warning

- Yellow Level 2 warning: Severe thunderstorms with strong damaging surface winds, excessive lightning, as well as heavy downpours which may lead to localised flooding and large amounts of small hail expected over OR Tambo District Municipality and Alfred Nzo District Municipality of the Eastern Cape, as well as the southern parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

The weather in your province

Gauteng can expect partly cloudy and warm conditions, with isolated afternoon thundershowers.

The expected UVB sunburn index is moderate.

There will be morning fog patches over the escarpment in Mpumalanga, otherwise partly cloudy and warm to hot with isolated afternoon thundershowers.

Limpopo can expect morning fog patches on the escarpment, otherwise partly cloudy and warm to hot, with isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers.

In the North West, it will be partly cloudy and warm with isolated afternoon thundershowers, but scattered in the south-west.

The Free State will be cloudy in the west, otherwise partly cloudy and warm with scattered showers and thundershowers, but isolated in the east and north-east.

Conditions in the Northern Cape will be fine and cool to warm, but partly cloudy in the east with isolated afternoon thundershowers, but scattered in the north-east where it will be cloudy.

The wind along the coast will be light to moderate south-easterly, becoming fresh to strong by the afternoon.

In the Western Cape, it will be fine in the extreme west, including the West Coast, otherwise partly cloudy and cool to warm with isolated showers and rain along the south coast and adjacent interior.

The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-westerly east of Cape Agulhas at first, otherwise light to moderate southerly to south-easterly becoming fresh to strong-northerly off Betty's Bay by the afternoon, spreading along the south coast in the evening.

The expected UVB sunburn index is high.

The western half of the Eastern Cape will be cloudy in the extreme east, otherwise partly cloudy and warm with scattered showers and thundershowers.

The wind along the coast will be moderate south-easterly, becoming moderate south-westerly from the afternoon, but fresh west off Port Elizabeth.

The eastern half of the Eastern Cape will be cloudy at times and and warm with scattered showers and thundershowers from the afternoon, but widespread in the south-east.

The wind along the coast will be moderate north-easterly, becoming fresh from the afternoon, but strong in places between East London and Coffee Bay.

KwaZulu-Natal can expect morning fog over the interior, otherwise fine and warm becoming partly cloudy with isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers, but scattered in the south.

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

The expected UVB sunburn index is extreme.

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The forecast for 20 March.

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