Severe thunderstorms and high fire risks recast for certain parts of SA

Cape Town - The South African weather service warns of extremely hot conditions in northern places of the Northern Cape, the Lowveld of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, Limpopo Valley and the Western Bushveld of Limpopo today. 

South Africans can expect extremely hot and humid conditions in the Lowveld of Limpopo and escarpment of Mpumalanga. 

The heatwave is expected to extend into Wednesday and Thursday, with temperatures reaching the high thirties in Gauteng and Limpopo.

Severe thunderstorms are also expected over the eastern high-grounds of Mpumalanga, south-eastern high grounds of Limpopo and western parts of KwaZulu-Natal. 

READ: 7 Tips for travellers to survive South Africa's water restrictions

Morning fog patches are expected along the eastern escarpment of the country and along the west coast. Expect cooler conditions along the western interior, with a 60% rainfall in Durban. 

Temperatures in the southern coastal regions remain warm to mild, with Oudsthoorn reaching 33 and Cape Town 26, Northern parts of the country can expect highs of 33 - 41 in Limpopo and 34-38 expected for Johannesburg, Pretoria and Vereeniging.

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South Africans are being warned of an extremely high risk of fires in central and eastern parts of the Northern Cape, central and western parts of North West province as well as over the central parts of the Free State. 

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