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Extreme heat to affect northern areas of KZN tomorrow with a black SE expected in the SW Cape over the weekend.

Parts of northern Kwazulu-Natal are likely to swelter through the hottest day of spring so far tomorrow with temperatures of up to 42C expected.

Wind and temperature forecast at 2pm tomorrow.

Wind and temperature forecast at 2pm tomorrow.

The hot spell of weather, which began last week Wednesday over northern parts of South Africa has consistently led to temperatures of around 30C over the highveld and over 35C over parts of the lowveld.

Weekend rainfall accumulation, European Model

Weekend rainfall accumulation, European Model

The temperatures are likely to peak tomorrow at 42C in Empangeni and Hluhluwe, 39C in Ulundi and 36C in Richards Bay before easing over these areas and the Mpumalanga lowveld on Thursday – the highveld and the Limpopo lowveld will hold onto the hot temperatures on Thursday.

By Friday all parts of the country will be cooler except the central interior where hot conditions will persist in places like Bloemfontein,  Kimberley and Upington until Sunday.

Associated with the breakdown of the hot weather will be a sharp upper trough in western parts of the country that is expected to develop on Friday. This is forecast to lead to a black south-easter over Cape Town and parts of the Western Cape late on Friday and Saturday and parts of the Eastern Cape on Saturday.

Although there remains uncertainty regarding the black south-easter, Cape Town (particularly the peninsula and towards Somerset West) is expected to see 5-15mm of rain and parts of the Overberg, Garden Route and the Eastern Cape up to 40mm of rain. On Sunday the rain is expected to have cleared over western parts of the country with the showers becoming confined to KZN and the Mpumulanga lowveld.

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