The South African Weather Service (SAWS) expect morning fog over inland KwaZulu-Natal and partly cloudy and warm weather on Thursday with isolated showers and thunderstorms, but spread out in the west.
“Winds along the coast will be moderate south to southeast north of Richard’s Bay and blow south to Durban in the afternoon, otherwise east to northeast,” the weather service said in a statement on Wednesday.
This is because conditions in ZF Mgcawu and Pixley Ka-Seme, Northern Cape district municipalities will be favorable for the development of runaway fires.
Weather advice for other provinces:
Gauteng: Partly cloudy and warm with isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Expected UVB Sunburn Index: High
Mpumalanga: Cloudy in the east in the morning with fog patches along the slope, otherwise partly cloudy and warm with isolated thunderstorms except in the Lowveld where it will be hot.
Limpopo: Partly cloudy and warm to hot with isolated thunderstorms in the west.
North West: Fine and hot to very hot, becoming partly cloudy in the east with isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Free State: Fine and warm to hot, becoming partly cloudy in the east with isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Northern Cape: Fine and warm to very warm weather. The wind along the coast will blow moderate to fairly southwest in the afternoon, otherwise south to southeast.
Western Cape: Cloudy with morning fog over the west and south coasts, otherwise fine to partly cloudy and warm to hot but cool weather along the south coast. Light rain is expected from the afternoon along the eastern part of the south coast. Winds along the coast will be light to moderate westerly to southwest along the south coast in the morning, otherwise moderate to fresh south to southeast becoming strong between Lambert’s Bay and Betty’s Bay by midday. Expected UVB Sunburn Index: Extreme
Western half of the Eastern Cape: Partly cloudy and warm with isolated showers and thunderstorms, but cloudy with scattered showers and rain along the coast and adjacent inland. Winds along the coast will be moderate westerly, changing to moderate to moderate easterly in the afternoon.
Eastern half of the Eastern Cape: Morning fog in places south of the slope, otherwise partly cloudy and warm weather with isolated thunderstorms, but spread inland. Cloudy with light rain in places along the coast and adjacent inland areas. Winds along the coast will be light to moderate from the northeast and will become moderate to fresh in the afternoon.