Lasting heat for Gauteng and its neighboring provinces as no rain is expected for the next week

  • Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West and Limpopo will have no rainfall in the next week. 
  • This is due to the upper high pressure that is suppressing thunderstorms.
  • Cloudy conditions and rainfall are expected for the other provinces.

Residents in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North West will have to endure hot conditions for longer as no rain is expected until next week.

Gauteng will experience hot temperatures with a maximum of 33°C for Pretoria while Johannesburg will see a maximum of 31°C.

Similar temperatures are expected to continue throughout the week with a possibility of scorching temperatures in the Lowveld, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

Such hot conditions are as a result of an upper high pressure that is dominating the areas.

Because of the upper high pressure, there is subsidence suppressing thunderstorms from developing, South African Weather Forecaster Vanetia Pakula said.

She said such experiences were not uncommon despite having no rain in September.

Reflecting on the current week Kgoloselo Mahlangu, a South African Weather Forecaster, said Eastern Cape, the northern part of the Free State, parts of KwaZulu-Natal will experience rainfall.

“On Thursday, rainfall will be seen along the coast of the Eastern Cape and the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.

“On Friday, it will mainly be the Eastern Cape interior and the coast. And Saturday rainfall will be expected in the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape as well as the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, spreading through the Richards Bay area,” Mahlangu said.

She said clear skies over the entire country can be expected next week Monday and Tuesday, except for the Cape Peninsula in the Western Cape, and rainfall is predicted to hit the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal next week Wednesday.

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