The relief from the heat may be temporary, but we’ll take what we can get at this point. Over the last few weeks, Capetonians have utilised every cooling-off tool at their disposal – beach, swimming pool, hose pipe – to help them escape the blistering heat.
However, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) has recently indicated that residents will be getting some much-needed relief from soaring temperatures come Tuesday and Wednesday as a weak cold front is expected to cruise through the Mother City.
The “cold front” will cool things down for a bit with temperatures expected to dip into the low 20s. However, the relief will be fleeting as temperatures are expected to pick right back up where they left off as the weekend approaches and with temperatures expected to soar well into the 30s.
Residents in the Northern Suburbs and beyond may need to contend with temperatures as high as 39-degrees.
The SAWS has issued a level 2 warning for the coming week, mainly Tuesday to Thursday as damaging waves are expected to hit Cape Town’s coast with potential localised damage to coastal infrastructure and beach activities.
However, as veld fires continue to wreak havoc in the Western Cape, the weather service has also issued a level 10 warning for veld fires on Tuesday for areas in the Western Cape’s interiors, including Swellendam, Oudshoorn and Laingsburg, reports IOL.