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VERSEKERING

  • More rain is expected over especially the central to southern parts during the next few days and the entire maize-production region should receive normal to above-normal rainfall.

  • Flash floods may occur tomorrow over the Lowveld and escarpment of Mpumalanga and above-normal rainfall is expected in the maize-production areas for the remainder of the week.

  • Precipitation over the summer rainfall region was mostly limited to the northeastern, eastern and southeastern parts during the last few days.

  • The last week may certainly go through as one of the driest weeks during late summer/early autumn over the central parts of the country.


  • Warmer conditions ahead over the interior- Widespread rain occurred over most of the summer rainfall region, focusing especially on the central parts of the country and parts of the winter rainfall region. Most of the rain occurred from the 8th. Included was the western maize-production region where very welcome rain occurred during a critical phase of the growing season.

  • Mostly dry conditions expected over the interior -Isolated to scattered thundershowers occurred over most of the interior during the last few days, with somewhat more widespread falls Saturday and Sunday over the Free State and southern North West.

  • The rainy conditions will continue over the central to eastern parts until mid-week, contributing to record-breaking rainfall totals over large parts of the Free State and North West together with parts of the Eastern Cape and KZN.

  • The sunny and mild to warm conditions across the interior that developed late last week is set to continue for the next few days.
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    The maize-production region will experience temperatures in the normal to above-normal range with abundant sunshine. Temperatures over the interior will increase gradually through the week until the weekend. Two frontal systems may however result in winter rainfall over the southern parts. Inclement weather may dominate the southern parts during the weekend.

    According to current forecasts, cold, wet and windy conditions may spread over the Cape provinces from late Thursday, but the central to northern and eastern interior is expected to remain relatively warm, dominated by anticyclonic flow - according to current forecasts. There are early indications of the possible development of another rain-producing system by next week over the interior - the outlook is still very uncertain this far ahead.

    The following is a summary of weather conditions during the next few days:

    • General:
    o The interior is expected to by dry for the most part.
    o Near-normal rainfall is expected over the winter rainfall region as well as the southern to eastern coastal belt and Eastern Cape. 
    o Temperatures over the interior will on average remain in the normal to above-normal range. Over the central parts of the country, average temperatures are expected to be 2 - 6°C above the long-term mean. 
    o Temperatures over the winter rainfall region will be near normal to below normal. 
    o There is no indication of severe frost given the expected weather conditions during the next few days. 
    o Relatively warm conditions with persistent northwesterly winds will be present over the central to northern and northwestern interior during most of the period. 
    o Fresh to strong southeasterlies will occur over the southwestern parts during the weekend. 
    • Rainfall: 
    o No rain is expected over the interior until at least the weekend.
    o Light showers are possible over the winter rainfall region on Tuesday (30th), mainly in the south. Light showers may spread along the southern to eastern coastal belt on Wednesday (1st). 
    o Showers are possible over the winter rainfall region on Thursday (2nd). 
    o Showers will spread along the southern and eastern coastal belt and adjacent interior on Friday (3rd) and Saturday (4th), with fresh to strong southwesterlies becoming easterly later. Light showers and drizzle will spread along the northeastern escarpment on Sunday (5th). 
    o Showers or thundershowers may develop over the eastern parts (KZN, eastern Free State) by Monday (6th) while scattered showers are possible along the southern to eastern coastal belt and adjacent interior according to current outlooks. 
    • Temperatures:
    o Hot, berg-wind conditions are possible over the southeastern parts (mainly the eastern parts of the Eastern Cape) on Tuesday (30th) and Thursday (2nd). 
    o Maximum temperatures over the western maize-production region will range between 22 and 29 °C while minimums will be in the order of 7 - 15° 
    o Maximum temperatures over the eastern maize-production region will range between 21 and 27°C while minimums will be in the order of 6 - 11°C. 
    o Minimum and maximum temperatures across the interior (including the maize-production region) will continue to increase gradually during the next few days. 
    o It will be very hot over the Loweveld and northern KZN on Friday (3rd). 
    o Cool to cold conditions with fresh southerly to southeasterly winds will invade the southern parts from Friday onwards. 
    o It will be warm to hot and windy over most of the interior of the Northern Cape throughout the period, except for the southern to western parts where it will become cool to cold and windy from Friday (3rd) into the weekend. 

    Overview of expected conditions over South Africa during the next few days

    Anticyclonic circulation over the interior, with the center of the high towards the east at the surface, will result in gradual warming across most of the interior. Between the high-pressure center to the northeast and some frontal activity over the southwestern parts, a northwesterly flow will develop and is expected to persist for the most part over the interior, especially the central to western interior. The northwesterly flow across the interior may also result in hot berg-wind conditions over especially the eastern parts of the Eastern Cape on Tuesday (30th) and Thursday (2nd).

    A cold front will bring isolated light showers to the winter rainfall region and Garden Route on Tuesday (30th). Another, stronger frontal system will reach the southern parts by Thursday (2nd).

  • Summary
    Rain expected over southern parts, temperatures remain above normal.

  • Warm conditions to continue- The next few days will see a continuation of unseasonably warm weather over the interior, including the maize production areas, with little to no incidence of frost. Sunny to partly cloudy and warm weather will persist over the interior.

  • Warmer than normal conditions will continue over the interior during the next few days.

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