Good chance for rain in central SA

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Some rain is expected in the central eastern half of the Northern Cape today spreading to the rest of central South Africa by tomorrow.
The South African Weather Services’ Michael Nethavhani says an upper trough along the western coastal areas is drawing moisture from the central part of the continent. This can result in scattered showers and thundershowers in the Northern Cape spreading to the southern Free State later today.

He says a watch for severe thunderstorms for this afternoon has been issued for the far southern part of the Free State. Chances for rain in the rest of the central interior are isolated today. This will however change by tomorrow as moist conditions spread eastwards over the whole Free State and the western part of North West. Isolated light showers and thunder showers are expected for the Northern Free Sate today, spreading throughout the night to the eastern part of the province.

There is a 60% chance of rain in the whole Free State tomorrow and Wednesday which will spread to the western part of North West. Nethavhani says rain conditions are expected to clear up by Thursday. Mild temperatures can be expected across the country. – Christal-Lize Muller