Cape Town - The week will kick off with gale force winds on the Sunshine Coast, fire warning for Northern Cape and 60% rain for eastern interior of SA on Monday 2 October.
There's scattered showers forecast for the central and eastern provinces of South Africa, with 60% chance rain over Swaziland, eastern Free State, norther Eastern Cape, western KZN and southern parts of Mpumalanga.
The fire warning for the Northern Cape continues.
Gale force winds
Northeasterly gale force winds between 60 to 70 km/h is expected between Plettenberg Bay and East London on Monday evening.
The SA Weather Service warns that extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the northern parts of the Northern Cape.
The Cape water crisis continues
The Western Cape continues to experience severe drought conditions. Water usage remains critical as the City of Cape Town announced that the Level 5 water restrictions would see further increase in pressure management.
“There is now a new emphasis on capping excessive water use at the domestic household level and placing additional restrictions on the commercial sector.”
Temperatures for your city
Minimum temperatures on Monday will be very cold Sutherland and Grahamstown, cool on the West Coast, KZN coast, North West and eastern parts of Mpumalanga and Limpopo. The rest of the country will be cold.
The coldest place in South Africa will be Sutherland in Northern Cape, at 5°C.
Maximum temperatures will be hot in the Western Cape with cool temperatures in the interior, Alexander Bay and Eastern Cape coastline. Northern Cape, North West, KZN and the border provinces will be warm.
The hottest places in the country will be Worcester in the Western Cape, reaching a sweltering 37°C.
Gauteng's Pretoria will reach a hot 30°C and Johannesburg will be 27°C, while Bloemfontein in the Free State will be a cooler 23°C.
Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will reach a hot 31°C, while KwaZulu-Natal's Durban will be a mild 24°C. Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape will reach 22°C.
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