Here’s a comprehensive outlook on the South Africa weather forecast for Friday, 17 November 2023.
Weather warnings and advisories to take note of on Friday, 17 November 2023
A Yellow Level 2 Warning for severe thunderstorms with strong winds, hail, and heavy downpours is issued for North-West (excluding extreme west and south-western parts), Gauteng, Highveld and escarpment areas of Mpumalanga, extreme north-eastern parts of Free State, and the western half of KwaZulu-Natal.
A Yellow Level 1 Warning for severe thunderstorms causing localised damage to property and posing a risk to life is in place for the eastern half of the Eastern Cape, excluding Buffalo City.
Fire Danger Warnings
Extremely high fire danger conditions are anticipated in the Khai-Ma and Karoo Hoogland Local Municipalities of the Northern Cape and Beaufort West Local Municipality of the Western Cape.
A heatwave with persistently high temperatures is forecasted in places over Mnquma, Mbhashe, Intsika Yethu, Engcobo, Alfred Nzo Local Municipalities, and the OR Tambo District Municipality of the Eastern Cape until Saturday.
South Africa weather forecast: Here’s what to expect on Friday, 17 November 2023
In the eastern half, the day will start fine and hot, warmer along the coast, turning cloudy with isolated to scattered showers and thundershowers later. Coastal winds will shift from light and variable to moderate to fresh north-easterly.
In the west, expect fine and hot conditions, cooling along the coast, and becoming partly cloudy with isolated showers and thundershowers. Coastal winds will be light easterly, switching to south-westerly in the afternoon.
The province will experience partly cloudy and warm weather with scattered showers and thundershowers, but conditions will be isolated in the west.
Partly cloudy and warm conditions are forecasted, with scattered showers and thundershowers. The UVB sunburn index is high.
Morning fog over the interior will give way to partly cloudy and warm weather, with scattered showers and thundershowers, but isolated along the coast and adjacent interior. Coastal winds will be moderate north-easterly, freshening in the afternoon. The UVB sunburn index is extreme.
Expect partly cloudy and warm to hot weather, very hot in places in the Lowveld and Limpopo Valley. Isolated thundershowers are expected in the extreme south.
The region will see morning fog patches along the escarpment followed by partly cloudy and cool to warm weather with isolated to scattered afternoon showers and thundershowers.
The province will be partly cloudy and warm to hot, with isolated to scattered showers and thundershowers.
The day will be fine and warm to hot but turning partly cloudy in the east with isolated showers and thundershowers. Coastal areas will experience moderate south-westerly winds.
Morning fog patches along the coast, except over the west coast, will precede cloudy and warm conditions. The weather will become partly cloudy from the afternoon while clearing over central and eastern parts in the evening. Isolated showers and thundershowers are expected over the northeastern parts in the afternoon, where it will be hot in places.
Coastal winds will start light and variable, turning moderate to fresh west to north-westerly, but south-westerly along the south coast, where they will be strong at times. The expected UVB sunburn index is very high.
We will continue to update this report as more information becomes available. Stay tuned for the latest weather news and advisories.