Here’s a comprehensive outlook on the South Africa weather forecast for Tuesday, 23 January 2024.
Weather warnings and advisories to take note of on Tuesday, 23 January 2024
Severe weather alerts:
- Impact-Based Warnings:
- Yellow Level 1 Warning for Damaging Waves: Difficulty in navigation at sea for small vessels and personal watercraft is expected between Cape Columbine and Cape Agulhas in the morning.
- Fire Danger Warnings:
- Extremely high fire conditions are expected over the northwestern parts of the Northern Cape and the Bergrivier municipality of the Western Cape.
- Extremely hot conditions (maximum temperatures exceeding 40°C) are expected over the Kamiesberg in the Northern Cape and West Coast district of the Western Cape.
- Extremely uncomfortable hot and humid conditions are expected in places over the Khai-Ma municipality in the Northern Cape and western parts of the Western Cape, spreading to the entire Western Cape and interior of Namakwa of the Northern Cape on Wednesday.
- A heatwave with persistently high temperatures is expected in the northern parts of Dr. Beyers Naude and in places over Chris Hani DMs from Wednesday to Friday.
South Africa weather forecast: Here’s what to expect on Tuesday, 23 January 2024
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Here is a regional breakdown of the weather forecast for South Africa on Tuesday, 23 January 2024:
- Gauteng: Partly cloudy and warm with isolated showers and thundershowers, but scattered in the south. Hot in the extreme north. The expected UVB sunburn index: High.
- Mpumalanga: Cloudy along the escarpment in the morning and evening with drizzle, otherwise partly cloudy and cool to warm with isolated showers and thundershowers. Hot in the eastern Lowveld.
- Limpopo: Cloudy in places in the morning with drizzle along the escarpment, otherwise partly cloudy and warm with isolated showers and thundershowers in the south.
- North-West Province: Fine and warm to hot, becoming partly cloudy with isolated showers and thundershowers, but scattered over the eastern parts.
- Free State: Fine and warm to hot, becoming partly cloudy with isolated showers and thundershowers, but scattered over the eastern parts.
- Northern Cape: Morning fog patches along the coast, otherwise fine and hot, very hot in the north, becoming partly cloudy with isolated showers and thundershowers over the eastern parts. The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh southerly to south-easterly.
- Western Cape: Cloudy in the morning in the east, central, and southern parts, otherwise fine and warm to hot, very hot to extremely hot in places over the interior of the West Coast district. The wind along the coast will be strong south-easterly in the south but moderate southerly in the west. The expected UVB sunburn index: Extreme.
- Western Half of the Eastern Cape: Morning fog patches along the escarpment and cool in places along the coast, otherwise cloudy and warm with morning light rain in places in the south-east. It will become partly cloudy by late afternoon. The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-easterly.
- Eastern Half of the Eastern Cape: Morning fog patches along the escarpment, otherwise cloudy and cool with isolated showers and rain but scattered along the coast. Isolated thundershowers are expected in places in the north-east. The wind along the coast will be moderate south-easterly, becoming north-easterly south of Coffee Bay in the afternoon.
- KwaZulu-Natal: Morning fog over the southern interior, otherwise cloudy and cool but warm in places in the north. Scattered showers and rain are expected. The wind along the coast will be moderate southerly to south-westerly. The expected UVB sunburn index: Low.
We will continue to update this report as more information becomes available. Stay tuned for the latest weather news and advisories.