Weather Update: Fire dangers in the north, with light showers across East Coast

Cape Town -Monday is expected to be a cool to warm start to the week. 

While the Western Cape saw some much needed rain over the weekend, no rain has been forecast for Monday 14 August for the drought hit Cape.

Parts of the Eastern Cape, the East coast of KwaZulu-Natal as well as the north-eastern parts of Mpumalanga, will see a 30% chance of light showers on Monday.

The South African Weather Service warns that fire dangers continue in the northern parts of the Northern Cape. No weather warnings have been issued at this stage. 

Drought conditions continue

Despite rain expected in the coastal parts of the Western Cape, water shortages and restrictions remain in place, and the City of Cape Town urges residents to further reduce their water usage during the unseasonably dry weather. See News24's latest report here.

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Cape Town is currently implementing Level 4b restrictions, as dam storage levels are at 29,4% which means the amount of useable water is at 19,4%. 

"Consumption is at 632 million litres of collective use per day. This is 132 million litres above the target of 500 million litres," says the city.

Temperatures across SA

Minimum temperatures will be cold  across the interior with cool temperatures along the coastal areas of South Africa.

On Monday, the coldest place  in SA will be Sutherland at -7°C. 

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

In Gauteng, Pretoria will reach a warm 26°C and Johannesburg will be 24°C, while Bloemfontein in the Free State will see a mild 25°C.

Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will reach a cold 18°C, KwaZulu-Natal's Durban will be a mild 22°C and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape will be a cool 20°C. 

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