There has been a string of warm days in the Mother City, but don’t get too used to it. The new week brings true Cape Town weather – there will be rain, wind and cloud cover.

The week starts off warm, yet partly cloudy weather on Monday [November 23], with a high of 18°C and a low of 14°C. Tuesday [November 24], however, is predicted to be a bit dreary with 80% chance of rain. The day will fetch a high of 17°C and a low of 12°C.

The skies will mostly clear on Wednesday [November 25], with a high of 17°C and a low of 13°C.

Temperatures are expected to rise slightly from Thursday [November 26] onwards, but clouds will cover the skies until Sunday [November 290. Expect a high of 20°C and a low of 13°C on Thursday, with wind speeds reaching 35km/hour.

Friday [November 27] and Saturday [November 28] will be the same, with a high of 23°C and a low of 15°C and 16°C respectively. The week concludes on Sunday with a high of 24°C and a high of 16°C, as well as cloudy skies.

While Cape Town experiences relatively calm weather this week, other parts of the country face adverse conditions. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a weather warning for severe thunderstorms in multiple provinces.

“A Yellow Level 2 warning for severe thunderstorms that can lead to heavy downpours and large amounts of small hail that may result in flooding of susceptible low lying bridges and low lying settlement areas, disruption to traffic, especially in the afternoon peak hours due to poor visibility, and strong winds that can cause structural damages to infrastructure can be expected over the south-eastern parts of Limpopo, the north-eastern parts of Mpumalanga the south-eastern parts of the Free State, the north-
eastern parts of the Eastern Cape, as well as the southern parts of KwaZulu-Natal this afternoon,” SAWS warned on Monday morning.

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