Cape Town - The South African Weather Service has a issued a extremely high fire danger warning along with hot and windy conditions expected across the central and eastern parts of Northern Cape as well as the Western Parts of the Free State for Friday 20, January.
Conditions appear somewhat milder across the Western and Eastern Cape, despite alerts being issued for these areas earlier in the week as fire firefighters battled more than a hundred fires.
While temperatures will start off cooler as we head into the weekend by Sunday, conditions are expected to lean towards the extremely hot end of the thermometer.
The central parts of South African will see some rain, with the East Coast of KwaZulu-Natal set for a 60% of rain and watches of thundershowers have been issued for Friday.
A 30% chance of rain can also be expected over the central and eastern parts of the North West, the central and western parts of the Free State as well as the northern parts of the Eastern Cape and southern parts of Mpumalanga and south-eastern parts of Limpopo.
Temperatures are expected to cool down across the country on Friday. The most of SA can look forward to warm temperatures, while northernmost areas, Northern Cape and Western Cape will be hot to very ho
Johannesburg in Gauteng will reach a high of 33°C, while Pretoria will reach a maximum of 35°C and Bloemfontein in the Free State will peak at 31°C.
Along the rest of the coastal regions of SA, Cape Town will reach a high of 24°C, while Durban on the East Coast will be 25°C and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape will see a high of 25°C.
This is what the forecast for the next 4 days looks like in the major cities in SA: