It’s full moon, the last weekend of February and our friends at PPL° WX have just send us the latest weekend weather update.
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Candice Mckechnie, an atmospheric scientist, says more thunderstorms are expected for the interior of Mzansi.
A 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.
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.
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.
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.