Thursday's weather: Hail, rain and strong winds forecast for the Eastern Cape, KZN and Free State

Isolated showers and thundershowers are expected in some places tomorrow.
Isolated showers and thundershowers are expected in some places tomorrow.
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Hail will accompany heavy rain for some provinces on Thursday, according to the South African Weather Service.

Impact-based warnings

A yellow (Level 2) warning for severe thunderstorms with strong winds, large amounts of small hail and heavy downpours that could lead to localised damages to formal and informal structures, temporary infrastructure and traffic disruptions have been issued for the extreme south-western parts of KwaZulu-Natal, northern interior of the Eastern Cape, southern Free State as well as the south-eastern parts of the Northern Cape.

A yellow (Level 2) warning of rainfall - resulting in the flooding of informal settlements and roads over the western half of the North West, extreme north-eastern parts of the Northern Cape and north-eastern parts of the Free State - has been issued.

Fire danger warnings

Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the Witzenberg and Matzikama municipalities of the Western Cape.

The weather in your province

Gauteng will be cloudy in the morning, otherwise partly and warm with isolated showers and thundershowers, but scattered in the south-west.

The expected UVB sunburn index is moderate.

Mpumalanga will be cloudy in the east with morning fog along the escarpment, otherwise partly cloudy and warm but hot on the Lowveld.

In Limpopo, it will be cloudy in the morning with fog patches along the southern escarpment, otherwise partly cloudy and warm to hot with isolated showers and thundershowers.

The North West will be cloudy and warm with scattered showers and thundershowers, but isolated in the extreme east.

In the Free State, it will be cloudy and cool to warm with scattered showers and thundershowers, but isolated in the extreme east.

Morning fog patches along the coast in the Northern Cape are expected, where it will be cool, otherwise partly cloudy and warm to hot with isolated showers and thundershowers, but scattered in the east.

The wind along the coast will be light to moderate north-westerly.

There will be morning fog patches along the west coast in the Western Cape, otherwise partly cloudy and warm to hot but very hot in places over the interior. Isolated showers and thundershowers are expected over the central and eastern parts. The wind along the coast will be moderate north-westerly along the west coast, otherwise moderate to fresh easterly to south-easterly. 

The expected UVB sunburn index is extreme.

The western half of the Eastern Cape can expect light rain along the coast and adjacent areas in the morning where it will be warm, otherwise cloudy and hot with scattered showers and thundershowers.

The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong easterly

In the eastern half of the Eastern Cape, there will be light rain along the coast and adjacent areas in the morning where it will be warm, otherwise cloudy and hot with scattered showers and thundershowers.

The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong north-easterly.

KwaZulu-Natal can expect morning fog patches over the interior, otherwise cloudy and warm to hot with isolated showers and thundershowers in the south, but scattered in the extreme south-west.

The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh easterly to north-easterly.

The expected UVB sunburn index is extreme.

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The forecast for 14 January.

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