Steven Tau
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7 Mar 2016
12:09 pm

Bigger chances of rainfall on the cards

Steven Tau

"Residents can expect maximums to peak between the mid and high 20s for the better part of this week."-Mashilo

FILE PICTURE: Street vendors sell goods to passing cars, 03 November 2014, in Aukland Park, Johannesburg, after rainfall. Picture: Alaister Russell

Residents in Gauteng and other parts of the country who bore the brunt of hot weather conditions in recent days, can breathe a sigh of relief, as most of this week is expected to be cloudy and wet, the South African Weather Services said on Monday.

This after another heatwave hit the northern parts of Gauteng, and Mpumalanga over the weekend.
The heatwave, according to forecaster, Lebogang Mashilo is expected to break on Monday afternoon.

“We are still expecting highs in the northern parts of Gauteng to peak at 35 and 33 degrees celcius in Johannesburg,” Mashilo said.

She said the chances of rainfall are expected to get bigger as the week progresses, particularly in the central, eastern and north-eastern parts of the country as of Tuesday.

“We are expecting a 60% chance of rainfall over those areas and in some parts, the chances increase to 80%.

“There is also a significant drop in daytime temperatures on the cards and as a result, residents can expect maximums to peak between the mid and high 20s for the better part of this week,” said Mashilo. –stevent@citizen.co.za