Capetonians are rejoicing at the sunny, warm weather after several cold fronts made landfalls in the city over the past few weeks. Spring might finally be in the air this week and the weather forecast is in tune with the warmer weather throughout the week. A low-pressure weather system will keep the sun shining even though the mornings might be a little colder, the days are expected to warm up into the 20s.
The same low pressure system will create cool and cloudy conditions over part of the Eastern Cape and south of the N3 corridor in KwaZulu-Natal. “As the low edges north this afternoon [Monday, September 7], there is a low chance of isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms affecting the interior of KZN. Elsewhere today, mostly sunny and warm conditions can be expected except over eastern and central parts of the Western Cape where it will be cool albeit mostly sunny,” said Africa Weather via Facebook.
On Tuesday, September 8, the low will weaken and move offshore as high pressure leads to sunny skies over all but the lowveld where a mostly cloudy day can be expected. Temperatures will be warm over most of the country with parts of the western and central interior becoming very warm (reaching 30°C).
“On Wednesday, September 9, a weak cold front will introduce cloudier and cooler conditions over the SW Cape. Although the front will clear the warm conditions from coastal areas of the Western Cape and adjacent interior, no significant rainfall is expected. Elsewhere on Wednesday will see mostly sunny and warm conditions with very warm conditions developing over the interior of KwaZulu-Natal and potentially hot conditions over the interior of the Eastern Cape (34°C likely in places like Mthatha and Graaff-Reinet),” the post read.
“On Thursday, September 10, a ridge of high pressure develops behind the cold front with cloudy skies and a few showers likely over the Cape S coast along with fresh SE winds developing in Cape Town. Although showers are unlikely to affect the interior of the Eastern Cape or southern parts of KwaZulu-Natal, temperatures will be considerably lower compared to Wednesday with temperatures struggling to reach 20C in most areas. The highveld can expect another fine, mostly sunny and warm to very warm day on Thursday.”
On Friday, September 10, showers are likely to ease from the Garden Route and western coastal areas of the Eastern Cape and push into northern coastal areas of KwaZulu-Natal. Although remaining dry, much cooler conditions are also likely to push into the KwaZulu-Natal interior. The remainder of the country on Friday remains mild to warm and mostly sunny.
“Over the weekend, showers should ease from coastal areas of KwaZulu-Natal during Saturday morning with a mostly sunny and dry couple of the days for much of the country. Temperatures are expected to be warm on Saturday and perhaps very warm or even hot for large swathes of the country on Sunday as NW winds develop ahead of a cold front expected to make landfall in the SW Cape early next week,” they concluded.