City set for per­fect long week­end weather

Pretoria News Weekend - - METRO - MATLHATSI DIBAKWANE matlhatsi. [email protected]

THE first long week­end of the fes­tive pe­riod is fi­nally here, and the weather will not dis­ap­point, the weather ser­vices have said.

Warn­ing that heavy rains were ex­pected across most parts of the coun­try, me­te­o­rol­o­gists yes­ter­day said those who re­mained in the cap­i­tal could re­lax, and ex­pect per­fect, sunny long-week­end weather con­di­tions.

They said this was the per­fect time to visit Pretoria and ex­pe­ri­ence the cap­i­tal city’s ex­cep­tional hol­i­day des­ti­na­tions.

“Res­i­dents can only ex­pect cloudy con­di­tions for all three days, but it will be warm to hot and def­i­nitely not stay-in­doors weather,” said SA Weather Ser­vice fore­caster Vic­to­ria Nurse.

Nurse said a 30% chance of late-af­ter­noon iso­lated show­ers and thun­der­storms were pre­dicted for all three days of the long week­end.

“Tem­per­a­tures on Satur­day are ex­pected to reach a min­i­mum of 34°C, and for Sun­day, 33°C,” she said.

And Mon­day will also be hot, with max­i­mum tem­per­a­tures ex­pected to hit the 32°C mark. “We’ll keep the coun­try up­dated on weather con­di­tions. Peo­ple must fol­low weather fore­casts on the ra­dio and tele­vi­sion.”

Where it rained, peo­ple had to be care­ful when out­side as freak storms had be­come a norm, and when it was hot, it was im­por­tant to keep cool and hy­drated, and out of di­rect sun­light, she said. |

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