Heat continues to rise in the Northern Cape while thunderstorms rock Gauteng

Cape Town – The South African Weather Service has warned of extremely high fire danger conditions in places over the north-western parts of the Northern Cape.

South Africans are urged to watch for severe thunderstorms in parts of Gauteng, Mpumalanga Highveld, North West and the extreme northern Free State

On Tuesday, 12 January the SA Weather Service also issued an alert for localised flooding over the entire Gauteng, the southwestern bushveld of Limpopo.

SEE ALERT: Flooding expected in northern parts of SA

Heavy rain in parts of Limpopo and Mpumalanga are expected while heavy winds are expected around the Cape Peninsula at 50kmph, and up to 40kmph up the east coast

Maximum temperatures in the North West and Northern Cape is expected to get scorching with Mafikeng at 35°C, Vryburg 37°C, Upington 39°C, Kimberly 30°C and Calvinia 33°C.

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Maximum temperatures in Gauteng will reach 25°C in Pretoria and a mild 24°C in Johannesburg and Vereeniging.

Cape Town is expected to reach 31°C, Vredendal 40°C, 23°C in George and 32°C in Worcester.

Minimum temperatures remain mild with Sutherland reaching 12°C, Springbok 14°C in the Northern Cape and in the Eastern Cape – Grahamstown 14°C, Graaf-Reinet 13°C and Port St Johns 20°C.

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