Here’s a comprehensive outlook on the South Africa weather forecast for Friday, 9 February 2024.
Weather warnings and advisories to take note of on Friday, 9 February 2024
Severe weather alerts:
- Impact-based Warnings: A Yellow Level 2 warning for severe thunderstorms is on the menu, serving heavy downpours, strong damaging winds, a side of hail, and a light show of excessive lightning. This stormy special is expected to hit the central and eastern parts of North West, eastern parts of Free State, Gauteng, the south-western parts of Limpopo, Mpumalanga Highveld and escarpment areas, and the western and southern parts of KwaZulu-Natal. Localised flooding, structural damages, and blocked roads could be the day’s special, so maybe keep that boat (and hard hat) handy.
- Extreme Fire Danger: Not to be outdone, extremely high fire danger conditions are blazing a trail over the central and eastern parts of Northern Cape, the extreme south-western parts of North West, south-western parts of Free State, and the north-western parts of the Eastern Cape. It’s a no braai zone, people, unless you want to roast more than your marshmallows.
South Africa weather forecast: Here’s what to expect on Friday, 9 February 2024
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- Gauteng: Clouds in the morning with a chance of scattered showers and thundershowers by tea time. It’s a warm one, so keep that iced tea ready.
- Mpumalanga & Limpopo: Starting off cloudy with those signature morning fog patches along the escarpment, moving to partly cloudy with a mixed bag of scattered and isolated showers and thundershowers. It’s warm to hot, so maybe keep that fan on.
- North-West Province: Cloudy vibes in the east before moving to partly cloudy and hot to very hot conditions. Isolated showers and thundershowers could make a cameo, especially in the east.
- Free State: A partly cloudy day with warm to hot temps and isolated showers and thundershowers making an appearance. It’s scattered fun in the east.
- Northern Cape: Kicking off partly cloudy and warm to hot, with isolated showers and thundershowers in the east. The western interior clears up by the afternoon, making it perfect for those afternoon strolls (just keep an eye on that fire warning).
- Western Cape: Expect morning rain in the extreme south-west, otherwise, it’s partly cloudy and cool to warm. Evening rain along the south coast gives you the perfect excuse to stay in and cozy up.
- Eastern Cape: The western half is warm in places, moving to partly cloudy and cool along the coast. The eastern half keeps it fine and warm north of the escarpment, with light rain making a guest appearance.
- KwaZulu-Natal: Morning fog in the interior, then it’s partly cloudy and warm to hot, especially in the north. The afternoon brings clouds with scattered showers and thundershowers, making it ideal for those indoor plans.
UVB Sunburn Index:
- High Alert: Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal are rocking a high UVB sunburn index, so slather on that sunscreen.
- Extreme Caution: The Western Cape turns it up to extreme, so maybe add a hat and long sleeves to that outfit.
We will continue to update this report as more information becomes available. Stay tuned for the latest weather news and advisories.