Shorts and slops or an umbrella? Here’s what the weather holds for every province in South Africa on Friday, 25 August 2023.
Severe weather alerts
A. An orange Level 5 warning for Damaging Waves resulting in difficulty in navigation, damage to coastal infrastructure, beach erosion and possible rogue waves is expected between Plettenberg Bay and Cape St. Francis on Friday, spreading to Port Edward on Saturday morning.
B. An orange Level 5 warning for Damaging Winds resulting in damage to settlements, properties and temporary structures, disruption to roads is expected over the northern parts of the Eastern Cape on Friday into Saturday.
C. A yellow level 2 warning for Damaging Winds leading to localised damage to settlements, properties and temporary structures are expected over the central and southern interior of the Eastern Cape as well as the City of Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Overberg, Central Karoo and Kannaland of the Western Cape, eastern parts of the Northern Cape, North-West and Free State on Friday into Saturday.
D. A yellow Level 2 warning for WIND resulting in some disruption to road, rail and air transport and difficulty in navigation at sea is expected along the coast between Table Bay and Plettenberg Bay om Friday into Saturday.
E. A yellow Level 2 warning for WAVES resulting in localised disruption of small harbours and ports for a short period is expected between Hondeklip Bay and Plettenberg Bay from Friday evening into Saturday.
FIRE DANGER WARNINGS:
Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the eastern and central parts of the Northern Cape, North-West, Free State, Eastern Cape, western half of KwaZulu-Natal, south-western parts of Gauteng as well as in places over the western and north-western parts of the Highveld of Mpumalanga.
The public and small stock farmers are advised that very cold, wet and windy conditions are expected over the most parts of the country, southern interior of Namakwa of the Northern Cape, interior of the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and central interior on Friday and Saturday.
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Conditions and UVB forecast
Temperature: Cloudy at first, otherwise partly cloudy windy and cool with isolated showers and thundershowers.
The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.
Temperature: Cloudy in the morning with fog along the escarpment, otherwise fine and warm. It will become partly cloudy in the western Highveld in the afternoon with isolated showers and thundershowers where it will be windy at times.
Temperature: Cloudy in the morning with fog patches in places in the south and central, otherwise fine and warm but hot in places in the Lowveld. It will become partly cloudy in the Western Bushveld with isolated showers and thundershowers by the afternoon, where it will be windy.
Temperature: Fine, windy and warm, with isolated showers and thundershowers in the east, where it will be partly cloudy.
Temperature: Fine, windy and cool to warm, with isolated showers and thundershowers in the east, where it will be partly cloudy.
Temperature: Cloudy in the west and south-west with isolated showers and rain, otherwise fine, windy and cool to warm. Light snowfall is expected over the southern High-ground where it will be cold to very cold.
Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh north-westerly.
Temperature: Fine to partly cloudy and cool over the eastern parts in the morning, otherwise cloudy and cold with light rain and isolated to scattered showers but widespread over the extreme south-west. It will be windy in most areas with possible snow in the Central Karoo mountain peaks overnight.
Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh northerly east of Still Bay at first, otherwise fresh to strong westerly to north-westerly reaching gale force at times between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas. Winds will become southerly to south-westerly from the late afternoon reaching gale force east of Still Bay
The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Low.
The Western half: Windy in most places, otherwise fine and cool, becoming cloudy with isolated showers and rain in the south in the evening.
The Western half – The wind along the coast will be Fresh south-westerly, becoming strong to Gale force from late afternoon.
The Eastern half: Windy in most places, otherwise fine and warm, becoming partly cloudy in the west by evening.
The Eastern half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be Moderate to fresh northerly, becoming fresh to strong south-westerly from the afternoon.
Temperature: Partly cloudy at first, otherwise fine and warm.
Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh north-easterly, becoming south-westerly in the extreme south in the afternoon.
The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.
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