Weather update: Severe thunderstorm warning for the Northern Cape and Western Cape, brace for flooding

Weather update: Severe thunderstorm warning for the Northern Cape and Western Cape, brace for flooding

Find out what the latest weather forecast from the SA Weather Service means for your area.

The South African Meteorological Service (Saws) has released its latest weather forecast for Tuesday 26 March.

The Meteorological Service warned of severe thunderstorms that will lead to localized flooding of vulnerable roads, low-lying areas and bridges in parts of the Northern Cape and Western Cape. Here’s what you need to know.

Weather warnings, March 26

Weather warnings

The Meteorological Service has issued a level 2 yellow warning for severe thunderstorms resulting in localized flooding of vulnerable roads, low-lying areas and bridges over the central parts of the Northern Cape and north-eastern parts of the Western Cape.

Weather forecast at the governorate level

Here’s what to expect in your county on Tuesday, March 26

Gauteng:

Gauteng residents can expect cloudy and cool but warm conditions in the north. The weather will become cloudy in the afternoon.

east:

Mpumalanga residents can expect morning fog patches along the Escarpment and Southern Highveld; Otherwise, it will be cloudy and cool, but warm in lower areas. Scattered rain is expected in the morning in the east.

Limpopo:

The weather during the day will be cloudy, cool to warm, with scattered rain, except in the western regions and scattered in the northeastern parts.

Northwestern Governorate:

Northwest residents are expecting an initially cloudy day in the east, but otherwise it will be partly cloudy and warm to hot with scattered rain and thundershowers in the west and south.

free state:

Residents of the Free State will experience cloudy weather with morning fog patches in the east. Otherwise, the weather will be partly cloudy and warm, with scattered rain and thunderstorms distributed in the far south.

Northern Cape:

The weather will be partly cloudy, windy, warm to hot with scattered to scattered rain, except in coastal and adjacent inland areas, where the weather will be cold.

Western Cape:

Western Cape residents can expect cloudy conditions in the south; Otherwise, the weather will be partly cloudy, cold to warm, with scattered rain and thunderstorms in the eastern parts, but scattered in the far east. Patches of morning fog are expected to appear in the central interior regions.

The expected UVB sunburn index for the area is “very high.”

Residents should take precautions against prolonged exposure to sunlight.

Eastern Cape (western half):

Weather is expected to be cloudy and cool along the coast and adjacent inland areas; Otherwise, the weather will be partly cloudy and warm with scattered rain and thunderstorms.

Eastern Cape (eastern half):

Residents can look forward to partly cloudy and warm conditions with scattered showers and thundershowers, but isolated along the Wild Coast.

KwaZulu-Natal:

KwaZulu-Natal residents can look forward to partly cloudy and warm but cool weather in places in the north with isolated showers and thundershowers except in the central interior, spread far to the southwest.

The expected UVB sunburn index for the area is “very high.”

Residents should take precautions against prolonged exposure to sunlight.

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