Africa: The Africa Weather Forecast has launched its weather prediction report for Friday in South Africa. According to the report, there will be fine and warm weather in the first half of the day.
Reports also indicated that some of the areas of Africa could see partly cloudy in places in the east and central interior with a high chance of afternoon scattered thunderstorms over Mpumalanga, where moderate rainfall is expected, isolated with light rainfall elsewhere over the province and neighbouring provinces such as eastern Gauteng, eastern Free State, western KwaZulu-Natal and southern Limpopo-very low over eastern North West and western Gauteng.
According to Africa Weather reports widespread showers are expected over the central interior on Friday. Thursday seems to be the last day of heatwave conditions. However, some warm-to-hot areas can still be expected.
The weather condition of the Friday will be Erosion of the upper air high-pressure cell, leading to an increased (high) chance of thunderstorms over the eastern provinces but medium over the central parts.
There is a low chance of hail and strong winds along the eastern escarpment and northern Gauteng. However, there is a high chance of strong NW-W winds gusting between 40-50km/h over the southern Northern Cape.
Moreover, the weather conditions in South Africa could have been better for the past three days. According to reports, with around 200 lightning-related deaths annually, the country is in the top three countries experiencing high lightning incidences, behind the USA and India.
However, the weather of Wednesday was mostly fine and warm but partly cloudy in places at first, with a low chance of very isolated dry thunderstorms forming a thin band through central Northern Cape, southern Free State and the south-eastern and eastern escarpment.
Scorching hot temperatures are expected across the country, except for the far west and most coastal regions owing to significant onshore flow, where in some places, strong south-westerly winds ranging between 40-50km/h are expected, particularly near Struisbaai and between Gqeberha and Durban. Low chance of high-impact thunderstorms along the eastern escarpment.