Weather Update: Gale force winds and high fire dangers expected

Cape Town - Conditions will be cold to cool along the Western Cape, while warm to hot in places towards KwaZulu-Natal and the interior  - bringing with it high fire danger risks.

The South African Weather Service has warned that extremely high fire dangers can be expected  on Monday 6 September, specifically in the northern parts of KZN and the central parts of the interior - coupled with gale force winds of up to 70km/h over the north-western parts of the Eastern Cape. 

Strong winds are expected over the interior of the Eastern Cape, western parts of the Free State and North West, the interior of the Western Cape, as well as the southern and eastern parts of the Northern Cape. 

On Monday morning maximum temperatures will be cold to cool along the Western Cape coastal regions as well as over the central and western interior.  A surface and upper trough is moving over the western parts of the country bringing with it scattered to isolated showers and rain to the western and south-western parts but widespread to the extreme south-west.

A cold front is also approaching from the west, expected to hit by Monday evening.

Minimum temperatures will be very cold in parts of the Northern Cape with Sutherland starting off at 2°C and cold in the Free State as Bloemfontein can expect a low 7°C on Monday. Elsewhere it will be cool to warm.   

Things will heat up later in the day, as Gauteng's Pretoria will see a high of 29°C, Johannesburg a high of 27°C and Mpumalanga's Skukuza will be the hottest place in SA, peaking at 35°C.

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Along the coast, Cape Town will reach a mild 16°C, Port Elizabeth will reach a high of 26°C and Durban will reach a maximum of 28°C.

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