Here’s a comprehensive outlook on the South Africa weather forecast for Wednesday, 20 December 2023.
Weather warnings and advisories to take note of on Wednesday, 20 December 2023
The South African Weather Service has issued several critical weather warnings and advisories for Wednesday, 20 December 2023. These include:
- Severe Thunderstorms: A yellow level 2 warning is in place for severe thunderstorms in the northeastern parts of the Free State, Gauteng, and the Highveld of Mpumalanga. Residents should be prepared for strong winds, small hail, and heavy downpours.
- Extreme Fire Danger: Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected in parts of the Eastern Cape, western regions of the Free State, western and southern areas of the North-West, extreme northeastern parts of the Western Cape, and Northern Cape (excluding its western parts).
- Heat Wave Advisory: A heatwave with persistently high temperatures is forecasted for the western parts of the North West, western and central parts of the Free State, and eastern parts of the Northern Cape, continuing until Saturday.
South Africa weather forecast: Here’s what to expect on Wednesday, 20 December 2023
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Western Half – Fine and warm to hot, becoming cloudy along the coast with evening rain.
Eastern Half – Fine, becoming cloudy in the evening with light rain south of the escarpment.
Cloudy in the east at first, then partly cloudy with isolated showers and thundershowers. Conditions will be fine and hot to very hot, and extremely hot in the west.
Expect partly cloudy and warm conditions with isolated showers and thundershowers. The UVB sunburn index will be high.
Morning fog over the interior, then partly cloudy and warm, hot in places in the north. Isolated showers and thundershowers are expected. Moderate south-westerly winds along the coast, turning moderate to fresh north-easterly.
Morning cloudiness with drizzle over the escarpment, then becoming partly cloudy and warm. Isolated showers and thundershowers over the southwestern parts.
Cloudy in the morning with drizzle over the escarpment. Partly cloudy and warm later, but hot in the Lowveld. Isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers are likely, except in the Lowveld.
Initially cloudy in the east, then fine and hot to very hot. Expect partly cloudy skies with isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers.
Partly cloudy and cool to warm along the coast and adjacent interior. Fine and hot to very hot weather, extremely hot in the north, with windy conditions in the south.
Cloudy to partly cloudy and cool along the south coast. Fine and warm to hot elsewhere, very hot in places over the eastern interior. Moderate easterly winds along the south coast, turning moderate to fresh southerly to south-westerly.
We will continue to update this report as more information becomes available. Stay tuned for the latest weather news and advisories.