Here’s a comprehensive outlook on the South Africa weather forecast for Friday, 22 December 2023.
Weather warnings and advisories to take note of on Friday, 22 December 2023
Severe weather alerts:
- Impact-Based Warnings: Yellow level 2 warning for severe thunderstorms with strong damaging winds and heavy downpours leading to localised damage and flooding of roads, settlements (formal and informal), low-lying areas, and/or bridges in the northern and eastern interior of the Eastern Cape, south-eastern parts of the Northern Cape, south-western part of the Free State, western parts of KwaZulu-Natal, and the Mpumalanga highveld.
- Driving Conditions: Yellow level 2 warning for damaging winds resulting in difficult driving conditions over the southern part of the Northern Cape.
- Fire Danger Warnings: Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected in places over the interior Northern Cape, Central Karoo, and Little Karoo in Western Cape, as well as the south-western parts of the Free State.
- Advisories: Extremely hot and uncomfortable conditions are expected over Central Karoo and Little Karoo in the Western Cape as well as the western interior of the Eastern Cape.
South Africa weather forecast: Here’s what to expect on Friday, 22 December 2023
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In the west, morning fog in places, otherwise partly cloudy and very hot to extremely hot with isolated showers and thundershowers over the interior but scattered in the northeast. It will be warm to hot along the coast. The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh north-easterly, becoming strong to near gale force easterly in the afternoon.
In the east, morning fog and drizzle in places south of the escarpment, otherwise partly cloudy and warm to hot but very hot in the west. It will become cloudy with scattered showers and thundershowers from midday. The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh north-easterly, becoming strong in the afternoon, reaching gale force in places from late afternoon.
Cloudy with morning fog patches over the extreme east at first, otherwise partly cloudy, windy, and warm to hot with isolated to scattered showers and thundershowers.
Cloudy in the morning, otherwise partly cloudy and warm but hot in the extreme north with isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers. The expected UVB sunburn index: Extreme.
Partly cloudy and warm with isolated showers and thundershowers, but scattered in the west. The wind along the coast will be gentle westerly to south-westerly in the south at first, otherwise moderate to fresh north-easterly. The expected UVB sunburn index: Extreme.
Partly cloudy and warm to hot, becoming cloudy along the southern escarpment where isolated thundershowers can be expected.
Cloudy in the east, otherwise partly cloudy and warm with isolated thundershowers except in the Lowveld where it will be hot.
Partly cloudy, windy, and hot with isolated to scattered showers and thundershowers except over the northeastern parts.
Cloudy and cool along the coast in the morning, otherwise fine, windy, and warm to hot but very hot with isolated to scattered showers and thundershowers except over the southwestern parts. The wind along the coast will be light north-westerly in the early morning, otherwise moderate to fresh south-westerly to southerly.
Cloudy along the west coast and adjacent interior at first, otherwise fine and warm to hot but very hot to extremely hot over the eastern interior. It will become cloudy in the southwest from evening with light rain overnight. The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh northerly to north-westerly north of Table Bay in the morning, otherwise moderate to fresh south-westerly to westerly. Fresh to strong easterly along the south coast in the morning. The expected UVB sunburn index: Extreme.
We will continue to update this report as more information becomes available. Stay tuned for the latest weather news and advisories.