With the Easter weekend at hand, the following weather conditions can be expected:
A band of isolated to scattered showers and thundershowers (30%) is expected over the central interior of the country, including the western parts of North West, Free State and KwaZulu Natal. Fine weather is expected over the rest of the country, with warm temperatures over the country, but cool over the Eastern Cape.
Figure 1: Rainfall expected for tomorrow over South Africa.
Saturday and Sunday
During the weekend, the band of showers and thundershowers is expected to move slightly to the east. This will not affect Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, the Northern Cape and Western Cape. On Saturday the possibility of scattered showers and thundershowers in places over KwaZulu Natal will increase.
By Sunday, isolated showers and thundershowers are expected to occur over Mpumalanga and Gauteng. Scattered showers are expected over the Free State, north eastern parts of the Eastern Cape, as well as the western parts of the Northern Cape. Temperatures will be relatively warm over most parts of the country.
Figure 2: Rainfall expected for Saturday and Sunday over South Africa.
Isolated showers and thundershowers are still possible by Easter Monday over Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Free State, North West Province, KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape. We urge the public to be very cautious in the early hours of the morning over the high lying areas of Mpumalanga and KwaZulu Natal as fog patches are possible and this might lead to reduced visibility.
Figure 3: Rainfall expected for Monday over South Africa.
Cautionary measures for the weekend:
Road travellers are urged to exercise extra caution due to the expected presence of fog and drizzle as from Sunday, which will lead to significantly reduced visibility over mountain passes in Mpumalanga, eastern Free State and KwaZulu-Natal mainly in the morning.