Your weather watch: Chilly Thursday expected, as cold front looms

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A severe cold front is expected in the Northern and Western Cape later this week.
A severe cold front is expected in the Northern and Western Cape later this week.
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It will be a mostly cloudy to cold day on Thursday, according to the South African Weather Service, with strong winds and high seas expected in some provinces. 

Warnings

- Gale force to strong westerly to north-westerly winds of 62-74km/h are expected between Plettenberg Bay and East London. 

- High seas, with wave heights between 6-7m are expected from Cape Columbine, spreading to Port Edward by the afternoon.

Special weather advisories

- A well developed cold front is expected to affect the Western and Northern Cape provinces from late Friday evening to Sunday. The public and/or small stock farmers are advised that snow, very cold conditions, gale force winds and rough seas and significant rainfall can be expected.

The weather in your province: 

Gauteng will be fine and cool.

The expected UVB sunburn index is high.

Mpumalanga will be fine and warm.

In Limpopo, it will be fine and warm, but hot in the northern areas. 

The North West will be fine and cool, but warm in the north-east.

The Free State will be fine and cool, but cold in the south and south-east.

In the Northern Cape, it will be cloudy with fog patches in the extreme south and west at first, otherwise fine and cool, but cold in the south where it will be partly cloudy.

The wind along the coast will be strong southerly to south-easterly.

The Western Cape will be cloudy and cool to cold, with early morning rain showers over the south-western parts. 

It will becoming partly cloudy, with clear skies towards the evening, over the eastern and central parts, as well as the northern parts of the West Coast district.

The wind along the coast will be Gale force south-westerly east of Cape Agulhas in the morning otherwise fresh to strong southerly to south-westerly moderating in the late afternoon.

The expected UVB sunburn index is low.

The western half of the Eastern Cape will be cloudy and cold, with light morning rain in places in the east, but scattered showers and rain along the coast. 

It will become fine in the afternoon.

The wind along the coast will be strong south-westerly, reaching gale force in places in the morning, moderating in the evening.

The eastern half of the Eastern Cape will be cool along the coast, otherwise fine and cold, but cloudy in places in the west at first.

The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-westerly, but strong in the south, where it will reach gale force in the morning.

KwaZulu-Natal will be fine and cool, but warm in the north. It will become partly cloudy from the east in the afternoon.

The wind along the coast will be light westerly to north-westerly at first, otherwise moderate to fresh southerly to south-westerly.

The expected UVB sunburn index is moderate.

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The forecast fr 13 August.

Compiled by Kamva Somdyala

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

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