The South African Weather Service says cooler temperatures and rain are expected to bring an end to the heatwave currently sweeping parts of the country.

Some areas saw record high temperatures amid the persistent heatwave, with parts of Mpumalanga and Limpopo having reached 42 degrees-Celsius.

SABC Weather forecaster, Phemelo Zonke, says, “Some isolated showers and rain along the coastal regions of the Eastern Cape stretching through to the adjacent interior and over KZN moving through the Free States and Gauteng – seeing a possibility of thunder showers and isolated thunder shows going into the afternoon. The western parts of the country are remaining clear. The SA weather service is warning of high fire danger conditions from Gauteng to the north-eastern parts of the Northern Cape.”

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