Unlike the cold conditions that gripped parts of the country over the past couple of weeks, a much warmer weekend is on the cards, according to the SA Weather Service.
Speaking to Saturday Citizen yesterday, forecaster Mbavhi Maliage said residents in Gauteng and other parts of the country could expect maximum temperatures to rise to the mid-teens.
“It is starting to warm up in most parts of the country,” Maliage said. “However, we still expect some cold and wet conditions over the southern parts of the country this weekend.”
Minimum temperatures were expected to gradually improve. KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Free State, North West and Northern Cape experienced cold and wet conditions over the past couple of weeks.
On Wednesday, temperatures in Sutherland only peaked at highs of between 9 degrees C and 10 degrees C. The weather desk recently said the winter rainfall meant that during the coming summer, there could be above normal rainfall in provinces such as Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The previous summer was marred by relentless heat waves, which were a result of an El Nino weather system that has since lapsed.