Weather Update: Widespread showers across western and central parts, fire danger warning for south-western SA

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Cape Town - The week is of to a wet start in western and central parts of SA on Monday, 9 April, as South African Weather Service (SAWS) forecasts widespread showers across 5 provinces, including drought-stricken parts of the Western Cape.

Rain

On Monday, a 60% chance of rain is forecast across western and central parts of Eastern Cape, western Lesotho, North West and Free State, eastern Northern Cape and extreme eastern parts of Western Cape. 

A 30% chance of rain is expected over the rest of Western Cape, most of the western part of Northern Cape, central to eastern parts of North West, Free State and Lesotho, as well as the rest of the Eastern Cape.

30% chance of drizzle is also forecast for eastern parts of Limpopo and central Mpumalanga in the morning.

Alerts

SAWS warns that extremely high fire dangers conditions are expected in places over the central Karoo and the north-western Eden district of the Western Cape, as well as the south-western interior of the Eastern Cape.

Temperatures

On Monday, minimum temperatures will be very cold along the southern interior of Western and Eastern Capes, and the north-eastern interior around the Drakensberg region. It will be cool to cold throughout the rest of the country.

The coldest places in SA on Monday will be Ermelo in Mpumalanga, Sutherland in Northern Cape, Bethlehem in Free State, and Eastern Cape's Cradock, Graaff Reinet and King Williams Town, which are all expected to drop to 10°C. 

Maximum temperatures will be cool over most of the Free State and Mpumalanga. It will be hot across the south-eastern parts of Western Cape and southern Eastern Cape, and warm across the rest of SA.

The hottest places in SA will be Oudtshoorn in Western Cape and King Williams Town in Eastern Cape, both expected to reach a high of 33°C on Monday. 

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

In Gauteng, Pretoria will be 27°C while Johannesburg will see a high of 25°C. Bloemfontein in the Free State is also expected to reach a high of 25°C.

Along the coastal regions, Cape Town in the Western Cape will reach 25°C, Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape will see a maximum of 29°C, while Durban in KZN will be 28°C.

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