Good morning everyone:

Once again a rather cold morning before sunrise over most of the interior while it is wet and cold over the south-west Cape coast. On average between 12-28mm has fallen over the Cape while Ceres had up to 20mm.  A few spots had up to 2mm along the George coast but further east no rain has fallen. Ellisras has started off with 2 C while Vereeniging started off with -1 C with frost in moth cases.  In the Stutterheim region temperatures are between 13 – 17 C with again fresh winds and that has already pushed the fire index to near 60 base points and while this region remain in a pre-frontal phase for the morning and early afternoon period people must take care. This is now a 4rd day in a row that the index has remained rather high in this region, not that bad along the coast where the coastal low has increased the moisture levels.   Regions like Kimberley that was rather cold with sunrise over the last couple of days is also in the pre-frontal phase and temperatures are above 5-6 C with no frost. In general it will become cold in the west but mild over the central parts and warm from Gauteng north and eastwards during the afternoon period. With cold air starting to push in from the west the wind will become a bit more gusty during the day over the central and eastern parts and although not extremely dangerous fire weather it will become close to danger conditions more so when and if a fire is started and not controlled properly. Please take care. A lovely day is expected  for Loftus and by 5pm the temperature should start to drop to reasonable levels but still take into account that the air is dry and players should take enough water before and during the game.

Have a lovely day and enjoy the Rugby and congrats to the cricketers that has won a game!!  



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