South Africa: Africa Weather Forecast launched their weekly summary (09-16 Jan 2023). As per Africa Weather reports, Hot and dry in the West, with very isolated storms in the east in the first part of the week. Otherwise, scattered storms are expected over the Cape interior during the weekend.
A surface trough in the West overflowing along the southeast coast will help initiate very isolated thunderstorms in the northeast with a better chance over the south-eastern provinces (most storm development will be inhibited by the massive upper air high spanning across southern Botswana and central South Africa).
Low chance of high-impact storms along the south-eastern escarpment with hail, strong winds and heavy downpours this afternoon.
Very low chance of isolated storms over the eastern Highveld and eastern escarpment on Tuesday and Wednesday (towns surrounding Lesotho). Throughout this first part of the week, the West will have increasingly hot temperatures and stronger winds midweek, exacerbating the chance of wildfires over the Cape interior as temperatures reach the lower 40s in places over the Cape interior.
There’s a weak cold front brushing the country on Thursday, bringing light rainfall to the far southwest and cloudy and cooler conditions to the rest of Western Cape.
Friday the 13th will most likely be fine at first across the interior except for the Lowveld, where it will be cloudy with morning fog and light rainfall later in the day. Medium chance of isolated afternoon thunderstorms over the southern Karoo. Otherwise, fine and hot elsewhere.
Medium chance of isolated thunderstorms over the southern Cape on Saturday but covering most of the Cape interior on Sunday. Onshore flow in the south leads to cloudy and slightly cooler conditions with a low chance of light rainfall.
The weather in West Africa is typically tropical, with hot temperatures year-round and a wet and dry season. The wet season typically runs from May to October and the dry season from November to April.
During the wet season, temperatures can reach up to 35°C (95°F) and the region experiences high levels of rainfall. During the dry season, temperatures are cooler, and rain is minimal. The hottest months are usually March and April.