Weather Update: Heavy rain sees warning of localised flooding

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Cape Town - The South African Weather Service has issued an alert for heavy rains with the risk of localised flooding across certain parts of the country.

On Monday 6 February, heavy rainfall leading to localised flooding is expected over the central and eastern parts of the Free State, as well as the central parts of the North West. Flood warnings have also been issued for the southern and western regions of KwaZulu-Natal.

A 60% chance of rain has been forecast across the central parts of SA, with an 80% chance of rain in the eastern parts of the North West, central Free State as well as southern parts of Gauteng.  

A 30% chance of rain exists over the eastern parts of the Northern Cape and most of the Eastern Cape. No rain has been forecast for the Western parts of the Northern Cape or the Western Cape - currently in the grips of severe water shortages. 

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Temperatures 

Temperatures across the country on Monday will be warm to hot, especially across the central parts of the Western Cape as well as in the northernmost parts of the country in Limpopo and in the Northern Cape.  

Johannesburg in Gauteng will reach a high of 25°C, while Pretoria will be 28°C and Bloemfontein in the Free State will peak at 26°C.

Oudsthoorn and Beaufort West in the Western Cape will be the hottest places in SA on Monday, with a high of 36°C forecast.

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Along the rest of the coastal regions of SA, Cape Town will reach a high of 29°C, while Durban on the East Coast can expect a high of 25°C. Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape will see a high of 26°C.

This is what the forecast for the next 4 days looks like in the major cities in SA: 

CAPE TOWN 


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