Cape heatwave expected to continue

Lizeka Tandwa, News24

Cape Town - A heatwave in parts of the Western and Northern Cape was expected to continue until Tuesday, the SA Weather Service said.

"A heatwave with persistently high temperatures is expected over the southern interior of the Northern Cape, West Coast District, and western parts of Cape Winelands until at least Tuesday,” it said on Monday.

Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape was expected to hit 36°C, while Upington in the Northern Cape was predicted to reach 39°C.

Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected in places over the interior of the Northern Cape, the eastern parts of the Free State, West Coast District, Cape Metropole, Cape Winelands and the Central Karoo.

There were also warnings for severe thunderstorms possibly over the eastern parts of the North West, the Free State, and the eastern parts of the Northern Cape.