Residents of the Western Cape are warned that while there is a heatwave hitting the province this week, they should brace themselves for a cold weekend.

The SA Weather Service previously stipulated that those in the Cape can expect temperatures to soar as high as the mid-forties by Thursday, January 16, and also put out a warning of spontaneous ignition – this indicates temperatures so high that fires could break out in velds and bushes across the province.

According to a post by the Mossel Bay Municipality, a cold front is expected to hit the south coast and south-west of the Cape by Friday morning. Locals can expect rain and relief from the high temperatures from the week.

“Further rain and showers are still expected for the south coast and the Little Karoo on Saturday and only south coast on Sunday morning,” explained the municipality.

According to the SA Weather Service, the first fog patches can be expected on the west and south coasts of the Cape on Thursday, January 15.

“The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-easterly but easterly along the south coast becoming fresh to strong south-westerly along the west coast.”

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Lucinda Dordley

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