Weather Update: Parts of Western Cape on alert for localised flooding

(iStock)
(iStock)

Cape Town - As the four-day week winds down, ahead of Good Friday and the long Easter Weekend, travellers should be aware of a cold front moving in across the southern parts of the Western and Eastern Cape. 

MUST-SEE: PICS: Cape Town lightning storm captured beautifully

The South African Weather Service has warned localised urban flooding is expected over the extreme south-western and central parts of the Northern Cape, the southern Namakwa District, interior regions of the Cederberg, the Central and Little Karoo and Eden District of the Western Cape on Thursday, 29 March.

The cold front will swing eastwards by the weekend, bringing with it cool and damp conditions to central SA, extending across the North West, through the Free State and Gauteng and down to KwaZulu-Natal by Friday, 30 March.

Rain

On Thursday a 30% chance of rain can be expected over the Cape Peninsula.

A 60% chance of rain has been forecast across the central part of the Western Cape as well as most of the Northern Cape.  

An 80% chance of rain can be expected across the eastern half of the Western Cape and the southern corner of the Eastern Cape.    

No rain has been forecast for the northernmost parts of SA, with Mpumalanga and Limpopo in for a cool to warm day. 

TRAVEL GUIDE: Easter events across SA: What will you get up to?

Temperatures

Minimum temperatures will be cool to warm across most of South African. Bethlehem in the Free State be the coldest place in SA, dropping to 10°C. 

The maximum temperatures will be cool across the western half of SA, with the coastal parts of KwaZulu-Natal in for more sweltering highs.   

The hottest place in SA will be Skukuza in Limpopo at 34°C, while Richard's Bay in KZN will see a high of 33°C. 

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

Temperatures for Thursday sees Pretoria in Gauteng set to reach a high of 29°C, while Johannesburg will reach 27°C. Bloemfontein in the Free State will be 29°C.

Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will reach a maximum of 20°C, as will Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape with a high of 20°C, while Durban in KZN will be 27°C.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When a Covid-19 vaccine for under 16's becomes available, will you be taking your children to get it?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, immediately!
38% - 3223 votes
I'll wait to see how others respond
26% - 2218 votes
No, I don't think they need it
36% - 3107 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
14.91
(+0.24)
ZAR/GBP
20.84
(+0.15)
ZAR/EUR
18.04
(+0.08)
ZAR/AUD
11.69
(-0.36)
ZAR/JPY
0.14
(+0.32)
Gold
1736.08
(+0.70)
Silver
26.75
(+0.97)
Platinum
1205.50
(+1.85)
Brent Crude
63.29
(-1.13)
Palladium
2376.00
(+1.34)
All Share
68510.75
(+1.44)
Top 40
63104.70
(+1.61)
Financial 15
12568.48
(+0.90)
Industrial 25
89150.72
(+1.21)
Resource 10
70539.82
(+2.28)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo