Africa: Africa Weather Forecast launched its weekly summary (20 Feb – 26 Feb 2023). As per African weather reports, A high-pressure cell will envelop the central interior from Tuesday, slowly descending dry and hot air into the country most of the week until light showers return to the northeast on Friday afternoon and the weekend.
There is also a high chance of light to moderate rainfall from scattered thunderstorms east of Kimberley today, whereas light rainfall with very limited thunderstorms is expected over the Western Cape most of today (moderate in the far southwest).
Most of KwaZulu-Natal and the Cape interior will remain dry. Very high chance of strong westerly and south-westerly winds reaching speeds of 60-80km/h over large parts of the Cape interior most of the day, reaching the western Free State in the afternoon.
On Tuesday, the cold front will have swiftly moved east, resulting in slightly cooler and cloudier conditions in the south with light rainfall over the eastern provinces (KwaZulu-Natal, eastern Mpumalanga and eastern Limpopo), both Tuesday and Wednesday.
Medium chance of morning fog over eastern Free State, Gauteng, eastern North West, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo, retreating towards the coastal regions later in the day.
Thursday and Friday will be predominantly dry and hot across the country as the Tropical Low moves towards Mozambique. During these days, it draws a significant amount of moisture from the country, creating that not to be trusted feeling of calmness before the storm.
At this point, models disagree as to where Tropical Cyclone Freddy will move after Friday. It can either move south, bringing moderate rainfall to the Lowveld, or it can move north, bringing intense rainfall to the northeastern corner of the country on Saturday and Sunday. Either way, the Cyclone is expected to bring showers and thundershowers to the northeastern corner of the country during the weekend while the rest of the country remains dry.