Here’s a comprehensive outlook on the South Africa weather forecast for Saturday, 16 December 2023.
Weather warnings and advisories to take note of on Saturday, 16 December 2023
Saturday brings varied weather across South Africa, with severe thunderstorms expected in parts of Mpumalanga and Limpopo, while extremely high fire danger conditions loom over parts of the Western Cape and Northern Cape.
- Impact-Based Warnings:
- A Yellow Level 2 Warning for severe thunderstorms is in place for the northeastern part of Mpumalanga and over the Lowveld of Limpopo. These storms may bring hail, heavy downpours, and localised flooding.
- Fire Danger Warnings:
- Extremely high fire danger conditions are forecasted for the Laingsburg Municipality of the Western Cape and the northern parts of the Northern Cape.
South Africa weather forecast: Here’s what to expect on Saturday, 16 December 2023
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In the west, expect morning fog in the interior, followed by fine and warm weather, but cooler conditions along the cloudy coast. Coastal winds will be light to moderate north-easterly at first, turning moderate to fresh easterly.
In the east, the coast will be cool and cloudy, while the interior will be partly cloudy and warm with isolated showers and thundershowers. Coastal winds will be light to moderate south-easterly early morning, turning moderate to fresh north-easterly.
Morning fog in some areas, followed by partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures. Expect isolated showers and thundershowers in the central region and scattered in the extreme east.
Cloudy in the morning, then partly cloudy with isolated showers and thundershowers. The UVB sunburn index is extreme.
Morning fog in the interior will give way to cloudy and cool conditions with scattered showers and thundershowers. Coastal winds will be moderate southerly to south-easterly, turning easterly to north-easterly in the afternoon. The UVB sunburn index is low.
After morning fog over the escarpment, expect partly cloudy conditions and warm temperatures with scattered showers and thundershowers.
Morning fog will cover the escarpment, giving way to partly cloudy skies and cool temperatures with scattered showers and thundershowers. The Lowveld will be warm.
The day will be partly cloudy and warm to hot, with isolated showers and thundershowers in the far east by the afternoon.
The coast will be partly cloudy and cool in the morning, and then the rest of the province will be fine and warm to hot. Coastal winds will be moderate to fresh southerly to south-easterly.
The northeast will be cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy and cool to warm elsewhere, but hot in places over the western and eastern interior. Coastal winds will be moderate to fresh southerly to south-easterly. The UVB sunburn index is extreme.
We will continue to update this report as more information becomes available. Stay tuned for the latest weather news and advisories.