Your weather: Heat continues on Thursday as Pietermaritzburg hits 42°C

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A warm day in Cape Town.
A warm day in Cape Town.
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It will be a hot day across provinces on Thursday with Pietermaritzburg reaching a searing 42°C, according to the South African Weather Service.

Impact-based warning

A. Yellow level 2 warning for damaging wind resulting in difficulty in navigation at sea along the coast between Table Bay and Plettenberg Bay.

B. Yellow level 1 warning for strong winds issued over Joe Gqabi District Municipality and Chis Hani District Municipality, which might result in localised power communication and localised damaged to temporal structure.

Fire danger warning 

1. Extremely high fire danger is expected over Senqu, Elundini, Sakhisizwe, Intsika Yethu, Amahlathi Local Municipality and Sarah Baartman District Municipality.

The weather in your province

Gauteng will be fine and warm, but hot in the north.

The expected UVB sunburn index is extreme.

Mpumalanga will be fine and warm to hot, but very hot to extremely hot in places in the Lowveld.

In Limpopo, it will be fine and hot to very hot, but extremely hot in the southern Lowveld.

The North West will be fine and hot.

In the Free State, it will be fine and warm to hot.

The Northern Cape will be partly cloudy and warm to hot, but very hot in the north-east.

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

In the Western Cape, it will be cloudy and cool along the west and south-west coast with a chance of light rain and showers in the morning, otherwise partly cloudy and warm, becoming cloudy along the south coast.

The wind along the coast will be moderate west to north-westerly along the west coast, but fresh to strong along the south-west and south coast, becoming moderate southerly by afternoon.

The expected UVB sunburn index is moderate.

In the western half of the Eastern Cape it will be fine and warm, becoming partly cloudy in the south from the afternoon.

The wind along the coast will be moderate south-westerly at first, otherwise strong to near gale, but fresh by evening.

In the eastern half of the Eastern Cape it will be fine and warm, but hot to very hot over the interior, becoming partly cloudy south of escapement from evening.

The wind along the coast will be moderate south westerly, becoming strong to near gale from the afternoon, but fresh in the evening.

KwaZulu-Natal will be fine and hot to very hot, but extremely hot in places in the north-east.

The wind along the coast will be moderate north-easterly, becoming moderate to fresh south-westerly from the south in the afternoon spreading northwards.

The expected UVB sunburn index is extreme.

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