Christmas day weather

Weather around South Africa on Christmas day will range from boiling hot to cloudy with a chance of rain in the Eastern Cape. Photo: Unsplash

Weather forecast for every SA province on Christmas day: Sun cream and umbrellas!

Weather around South Africa on Christmas day will range from boiling hot to cloudy with a chance of rain in the Eastern Cape.

Christmas day weather

Weather around South Africa on Christmas day will range from boiling hot to cloudy with a chance of rain in the Eastern Cape. Photo: Unsplash

Weather around South Africa on Christmas day, Saturday 25 December, will range from boiling hot to cloudy with a chance of rain in the Eastern Cape.

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Wherever you find yourself celebrating, best you pack your sun cream, a hat – and an umbrella!

Sun and rain for South Africa’s nine provinces

In no particular order, the weather forecast for Christmas day for the major cities in each of Mzansi’s nine provinces according to the South African Weather Service (SAWS) is:

EASTERN CAPE

Gqeberha

Minimum – 17

Maximum – 24

Forecast: Cloudy with 3mm rain

East London

Minimum – 17

Maximum – 23

Forecast: Slight rain – 5mm

FREE STATE

Bloemfontein

Minimum – 14

Maximum – 31

Forecast: Mostly clear

GAUTENG

Johannesburg

Minimum – 15

Maximum – 25

Forecast: Mostly clear

Pretoria

Minimum – 17

Maximum – 29

Forecast: Partly cloudy, chance of rain

KWAZULU-NATAL

Durban

Minimum – 18

Maximum – 24

Forecast: Partly cloudy

LIMPOPO

Polokwane

Minimum – 18

Maximum – 27

Forecast: Cloudy

MPUMALANGA

Nelspruit / Mbombela

Minimum – 18

Maximum – 25

Forecast: Cloudy

NORTHERN CAPE

Upington

Minimum – 22

Maximum – 36

Forecast: Mostly clear

NORTH WEST

Potchefstroom and Sun City

Minimum – 17

Maximum – 30

Forecast: Mostly clear

WESTERN CAPE

Cape Town

Minimum – 19

Maximum – 30

Forecast: High level clouds