Sat, 16 Jan 2021

A warm to hot Thursday has been forecast by the South African Weather Service, with a warning for hail issued for parts of Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal.

Impact-based warning

Yellow level 2 for severe thunderstorms, with possible impacts of localised structural damage due to hail and damaging winds over the southern highveld of Mpumalanga as well as the north-western parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

The weather in your province

In Gauteng, it will be cloudy at first, with a slight chance of morning showers, otherwise partly cloudy and warm, with scattered afternoon showers and thundershowers.

The expected UVB sunburn index is moderate.

Mpumalanga will be partly cloudy and warm to cool, with isolated showers and thundershowers, but scattered in the south-west.

Limpopo will be partly cloudy and warm, with isolated showers and thundershowers, except in the extreme north-east, where it will be clear.

For the North West, it will be fine in the west, otherwise partly cloudy and hot, with isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers, but scattered in the extreme east.

The Free State will be fine in the west, otherwise partly cloudy and hot, with isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers, but scattered in the extreme east.

In the western parts of the Northern Cape, it will be cloudy to partly cloudy in the extreme west at first, otherwise fine and cool to warm.

The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh southerly to south-easterly, but strong in the evening.

The Western Cape will be cloudy to partly cloudy and cool to warm, but fine over the interior and the west coast from the afternoon.

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

The expected UVB sunburn index is extreme.

Conditions in the western half of the Eastern Cape will be partly cloudy and warm, but cloudy at times and cool in the south.

The wind along the coast will be fresh south-westerly, becoming south-easterly in the evening.

The eastern half of the Eastern Cape will be partly cloudy in the north, otherwise cloudy and cool, with isolated showers and rain south of the escarpment.

The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong south-westerly.

KwaZulu-Natal will be partly cloudy at times, otherwise cloudy and warm, but cool in places in the south.

Isolated showers and thundershowers are expected, but scattered in the north-west.

The wind along the coast will be moderate southerly to south-easterly north of Richards Bay, otherwise easterly to north-easterly.

It will become moderate to fresh south-westerly from the south by evening, and then spreading northwards.

The expected UVB sunburn index is high.

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

Source: News24

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