Here’s a comprehensive outlook on the South Africa weather forecast for Saturday, 18 November 2023.
Weather warnings and advisories to take note of on Saturday, 18 November 2023
A Yellow Level 2 Warning for severe thunderstorms is expected across various regions.
These include the eastern parts of the North West and Free State, extreme southern parts of Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and western KwaZulu Natal.
The storms may bring strong damaging winds, hail, and heavy downpours.
Fire Danger Warnings
There are no fire danger warnings issued for Saturday.
A heatwave with persistently high temperatures is forecasted in places over Alfred Nzo DM in the Eastern Cape until Tuesday, 21 November 2023
South Africa weather forecast: Here’s what to expect on Saturday, 18 November 2023
The day in the eastern half of the Eastern Cape will be partly cloudy and warm, turning cloudy in the east with isolated showers and rain. Coastal winds will be light to moderate south-westerly.
The western half of the Eastern Cape will experience partly cloudy and hot conditions, but it will be warm to cool in places along the coast. Coastal winds will be moderate westerly, shifting to light north-westerly in the afternoon.
The province will see partly cloudy skies, with temperatures ranging from warm to hot. Isolated showers and thundershowers are expected, except in the western parts.
Gauteng will have partly cloudy and warm weather with scattered showers and thundershowers. The expected UVB sunburn index is high.
KwaZulu-Natal is forecasted to be partly cloudy and warm to hot, with isolated showers and thundershowers, but scattered in the west. Coastal winds will be moderate to fresh north-easterly. The UVB sunburn index is high.
Limpopo will experience very hot temperatures in the Lowveld and Western Bushveld. The region will be partly cloudy and hot with isolated afternoon thundershowers over the central and southern parts but scattered in the extreme south.
Mpumalanga will be partly cloudy and warm, with scattered afternoon thundershowers, but conditions will be isolated in the Lowveld, where it will be hot to very hot.
The North West will have partly cloudy and warm to hot weather, with isolated showers and thundershowers.
The Northern Cape will be partly cloudy and warm to hot, becoming fine later in the day. Coastal winds will be light and variable.
The Western Cape will see cloudy conditions with light rain over the extreme southwestern parts in the morning, then turning fine and warm. However, it will be partly cloudy over the western parts in the morning and along the south coast from the evening. Conditions will be cool along the coast but hot over the Karoo.
Coastal winds will be light to moderate west to north-westerly, but fresh to strong along the south-west coast. The wind will turn south to south-westerly along the south coast in the afternoon and will be fresh to strong. The expected 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.