Weather Update: Fire danger expected in parts of SA

Cape Town - High fire danger conditions are expected in SA's western parts and another rain free day is expected on Thursday, 11 August.

The South African Weather Service warns that the western parts of the Northern Cape, the Central and Little Karoo, the eastern parts of the Western Cape's south coast and the north-western interior of the Eastern Cape can expect extremely high fire danger on Thursday.

Maximum temperatures will be mostly warm, but hot in places on the west and south coasts as well as Limpopo. It will remain cool in parts across the interior.

Minimum temperatures will be warm to hot across SA's coastal regions, but it will be cool to cold across the interior with places in the Free State and Northern Cape to expect extremely cold temperatures.

Friday brings more warm conditions along the south and east coasts, the Northern Cape, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. It will be cool across the interior. A 30% chance of rain is expected along the Western Cape coast from Lambert's Bay on the west coast to George on the south coast.

As a cold front moves along to the east coast, a 30% chance of rain is expected from Plettenberg Bay to Port Alfred on Saturday. A 30% chance of rain persists from Langebaan to Witsand. It will be cool in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, otherwise warm.

Johannesburg in Gauteng will reach a high of 24°C, Pretoria will reach a mild 26°C and Bloemfontein in the Free state will reach 21°C.

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Along the coast, Cape Town will reach a high of 23°C, Port Elizabeth will reach a whopping 30°C and Durban will reach 22°C.

Sutherland in the Northern Cape will reach a minimum of -4°C and Bethlehem in the Free state will reach -2°C.

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