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Weather update: From Gqeberha to Reitz, you’re covered!

Oh no, the gusting Cape Doctor is set to pick up again over the weekend! Some parts of the country can, however, look forward to some much-needed rain. Our friends at PPL° WX hooked us up with the latest weather update for the weekend

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It’s full moon, the last weekend of February and our friends at PPL° WX have just send us the latest weekend weather update.

(For the naughty kids in the back of the class, PPL° WX is People’s Weather on DStv channel 180 and Openview channel 115. It is Africa’s first and only 24/7 climate, environment and weather channel.)

Candice Mckechnie, an atmospheric scientist, says more thunderstorms are expected for the interior of Mzansi.

Candice Mckechnie is an atmospheric scientist. Photo: Supplied/Food For Mzansi
Candice Mckechnie is an atmospheric scientist. Photo: Supplied/Food For Mzansi

strong ridging high will be responsible for the cool breeze, cloudy skies and morning showers over the Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, and parts of the Lowveld and Highveld. 

On Saturday, cloudy conditions will stick around for a while resulting in cool to warm daytime temperatures.

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The exception is in the west where it will be sunny and uncomfortably hot with temperatures soaring into the upper 30s in the Northern and Western Cape.

Weekend of wind, fog and thunderstorms

Morning showers will linger over northern Limpopo and become isolated in Gauteng, North West and KwaZulu-Natal by Saturday afternoon.

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The gusting Cape Doctor will pick up again from late on Saturday afternoon. Winds become light overnight and into Sunday in Cape Town, but a strong easterly wind is expected along the south coast.   

No matter what time of day or night, PPL° WX brings you the latest weather updates on DStv channel 180 and Openview channel 115.
No matter what time of day or night, PPL° WX brings you the latest weather updates on DStv channel 180 and Openview channel 115.

Sunday’s maximum temperatures will be warmer in the east and very hot again over the western interior.

Throughout the day, thick fog will start moving down the west coast keeping the coastal areas cooler than the Cape interior. 

Skies will be mostly cloudy during Sunday afternoon with thunderstorms likely over central South Africa, extending to parts of Great Karoo.

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