Cape Town - The South African Weather Service has warned that large parts of South Africa is being hit by severe heatwave conditions, expected to continue until Thursday in certain areas.
The Western Cape has been gripped by temperatures tipping the scale at the late 30s °C and early 40s°C, with the SA Weather Service advising that the extremely hot conditions could be expected in the Northern Cape, Cape Winelands and Little Karoo of the Western Cape until Tuesday. Cooler temperatures can be expected by Tuesday evening, with possible rainfall on Wednesday.
Heatwave conditions are also expected to continue in the south-west parts and lowveld of Limpopo, Lowveld of Mpumalanga, Gauteng and the Free State until Thursday.
On Monday temperatures are expected to reach 43°C in Upington, with highs of 40°C expected in Worcester, Oudsthoorn and Beaufort West. Cape Town is expected to reach a high of 32°C.
Extreme high fire risk warnings have also been issued for the North West, Northern Cape, Central and Little Karoo as well as the West Coast District, Overberg District and the Cape Metropole of the Western Cape.
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And as the heat continues, check out these pics showing just how packed SA's beaches have been...