Weather Update: Cool conditions along the coast as central SA swings between cold and hot extremes

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Cape Town - The midweek weather across most of SA is expected to be fine and mild - with warmer temperatures spiking across the Western and Eastern Cape interior. 

Fire alert 

The SA Weather Service warns extremely high fire dangers continue for Wednesday,  over the central parts of the interior towards the Namakwa District over the Northern Cape, as well as the central and little Karoo of the Western Cape, also the northern interior of the Eastern Cape.

Rain

A 60% chance of rain has been forecast for the Western corner of South Africa for Wednesday, stretching from Alexander Bay, across Springbok and down to Sutherland. 

For the rest of the central parts of SA, extending across the rest of the Western, Northern and Eastern Cape, a 30% chance of rain can be expected. 

No rain has been forecast for the Northern parts of SA, with Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo in for a cool to warm day. 

SEE: Easter Break: What you should know before you jet off on your trip

Temperatures

Minimum temperatures across the interior to start, with the rest of the country starting off in the mid-teens on Tuesday.  

Bethlehem in the Free State be the coldest place in SA, dropping to 5°C.

Maximum temperatures will be cooler across the coastal regions of the country, and hot across the central regions with the Namakwa District over the Northern Cape as well as the central and little Karoo of the Western Cape peaking around the late 20s°C to early 30s°C.

The hottest place in SA will be Oudtshoorn and Beaufort West in the Western Cape at 35°C.

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

Temperatures for Wednesday sees Pretoria in Gauteng set to reach a high of 27°C, while Johannesburg will reach 26°C. Bloemfontein in the Free State will be 37°C.

Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will reach a maximum of 22°C, and Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape will see a high of 22°C, while Durban in KZN will be 30°C.

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