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.
TODAYS AM SYNOPSIS
-High-pressure shifts along the east coast tonight (follows the arrows).
-Fine and hot in the west and central parts tomorrow.
— AfricaWeather (@AfricaWeather_) February 24, 2020
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.
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.