Isolated showers and thundershowers expected in most parts of SA

Gauteng: Partly cloudy and warm with isolated showers and thundershowers but scattered in the extreme east.


The South African Weather Service (SAWS) is expecting isolated showers and thundershowers in most parts of the country on Wednesday, as the country takes a break from extreme weather conditions.

The country experienced heavy rainfall in the past few weeks, and according to the weather service, this was due to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which is currently in a La Niña state.

Forecasts indicate that it will likely remain in this state during the remainder of the 2022/23 summer season.

“The presence of a La Niña event usually has its strongest impact on rainfall during the mid-summer months. With the continued persistence of the La Niña event, there is a high chance that it will have its usual effect on South Africa, which is generally for above-normal rainfall and below-normal temperatures over the summer rainfall areas,” said the weather service.

Wednesday’s weather forecast

Gauteng: Partly cloudy and warm weather with isolated showers and thundershowers but scattered in the extreme east. The expected UVB sunburn index: Moderate.

Mpumalanga: Morning fog patches in the highveld and escarpment, otherwise cloudy and cool with isolated showers and thundershowers but scattered in the extreme western highveld.

Limpopo: Morning fog patches along the escarpment, otherwise cloudy and cool to warm with isolated showers and thundershowers.

North West: Morning fog patches in the south-east, otherwise fine becoming partly cloudy and warm to hot, with isolated showers and thundershowers in the east.

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Free State: Morning fog patches in the east, otherwise fine becoming partly cloudy and warm to hot, with
isolated showers and thundershowers in the north-east.

Northern Cape: Fine and warm to hot weather, but very hot in the west. The wind along the coast will be moderate southerly to south-easterly.

Western Cape: Fine and warm to hot weather in the west, otherwise cloudy in the east at first becoming fine and warm to hot. The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong easterly along the south-coast, otherwise moderate to fresh south-easterly but strong in the south-west. The expected UVB sunburn index: Extreme.

Western half of the Eastern Cape: Cloudy in the morning otherwise sunny and warm. The wind along the coast will be light easterly becoming fresh by afternoon.

Eastern half of the Eastern Cape: Cloudy with isolated light showers and rain over the eastern and southern parts. The wind along the coast will be light easterly, becoming moderate north-easterly.

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KwaZulu-Natal: Morning fog patches in places over the western interior, otherwise partly cloudy to cloudy and cool but warm in the north-east. Isolated showers and thundershowers are expected but scattered along the coast and its adjacent interior.

The wind along the coast will be moderate southerly to south-easterly. The expected UVB sunburn index: Moderate.

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