Mon. May 25th, 2020

Cape Town weather warnings: Alerts in place ahead of Tuesday scorcher

The SA Weather Service have a number of Cape Town weather warnings and watches in place for the remainder of the week. Here they are…

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If you’re in the Mother City at the start of this week, we feel your pain. We may be in the last few days of the summer season, but it’s making way for Autumn in stubborn style. Temperatures of 40C are forecast to hit the south-west over the next 24 hours or so, and an abundance of Cape Town weather warnings have been issued.

Cape Town weather warnings for Tuesday 25 February

The mercury has soared since the start of the weekend, and the winds have also picked up. The dangerous conditions have caught the eyes of the SA Weather Service (Saws) who have issued a group of weather warnings and advisories for the metro, and wider regions of the Western Cape for the week ahead.

  • Damaging winds are forecast From Saldhana Bay down to Still Bay.
  • Strong to gale force SE winds (up to 65km/h) are expected between Cape Columbine and Cape Agulhas.
  • Veld fires are expected over the West Coast District interior, the Cape Winelands, and the Central Karoo.

Hottest temperatures in the Western Cape

This will all be happening amongst a backdrop of scorching heat. On Tuesday, temperatures in rural regions are expected to reach highs of 41C, with Ashton and De Hoek going down as the provinces major hot-spots.

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Temperature forecast for Tuesday 25 February – Photo: Ventusky

Cape Town weather warnings – Earth, Wind and Fire

Temperatures cool towards Wednesday, where the Cape Town weather itself goes from 30C to the low twenties. However, the presence of howling gales mean that life could be pretty unpleasant for locals towards the end of the week. Veld fires are likely to occur in parts of the municipality over the next few days.

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Western Cape and Cape Town weather warnings from Tuesday onwards – Photo: Saws

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