Heatwave for central South Africa


Central South Africans are warned against high temperatures during the course of this week and the Christmas weekend.

According to the weather service’s Michael Nethavhani, it is very hot in the central western Free State with little chances of rain expected in the eastern parts of the province.

He says on Saturday the temperature is expected to drop by at least five degree Celsius. Nethavhani says 30% percent chances of rain is mainly expected in the eastern parts of the Free State and the eastern half of the  North West.

“Coming Saturday there is a frontal system moving along the coastal areas, and as such is push in some cooler air, and that is when we are expecting temperatures to drop by at least five degree Celsius. That is from Saturday and Sunday. Before that it is heat one way until Friday, with little isolated afternoon thunder showers in the eastern Free State and eastern half of the  Northern cape” he said.

Nethavhani says weather temperatures in the Northern Cape and the North West are similarly very high,  with a warning of heatwave having been issued for this week.

He says temperatures in northern parts of the Northern Cape are above 38 degree Celsius, as well as in the western halve of the North West.

Katleho Morapela/ Courant News