South Africa to brace severe weather ahead

The Africa Weather Forecast has predicted extreme weather conditions for South Africa from the coming week from February 05th to February 11th. 

Africa: The Africa Weather Forecast has predicted extreme weather conditions for South Africa from the coming week from February 05th to February 11th. 

It is forecasted that midweek will be dry and hot, particularly on Tuesday and Wednesday, with some relief in the form of moderate showers in the east from Thursday onwards.  

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MONDAY AND TUESDAY: Morning thunderstorms over North West dissipating as they move towards Gauteng. Otherwise, there is a high chance of showers and thundershowers with light-to-moderate rainfall over the eastern provinces today (Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and eastern Eastern Cape) but medium in eastern Free State, Gauteng and eastern North West. 

These storms will most likely drift east towards the Lowveld overnight and into Tuesday morning. Otherwise, the rest of the country will be fine and warm but hot over the southern Cape interior, with a high chance of strong NW winds reaching 50km/h over the southern Northern Cape on Tuesday afternoon and evening. Medium chance of light rainfall along the west coast on Tuesday following a partly cloudy Monday afternoon.

WEDNESDAY: Fine and warm but hot over the central and eastern regions. Otherwise, partly cloudy in the afternoon in very isolated areas along the eastern escarpment and over a thin slice of the central interior through the Northern Cape and Free State, with a very low chance of isolated thunderstorms.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: High chance of scattered afternoon thunderstorms in the east with light to moderate rainfall in Mpumalanga on Thursday but in Gauteng and areas to the north on Friday. Otherwise, fine and warm elsewhere but persistently hot in the north, as the first part of both days will be mostly clear and calm. Medium chance of light rainfall along the south coast on Friday.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: By Saturday, the system moves further east, resulting in a high chance of showers and thundershowers in the northeast (moderate rainfall predominantly Limpopo and Mpumalanga, light elsewhere in the east, southeast and south coast) but over the central northern interior on Sunday where storms may persist overnight while light rainfall keeps KwaZulu-Natal partly cloudy and slightly wet. Otherwise, fine and hot in the west.