Wellington Western Cape weather

The Western Cape is set to FRY – almost literally – this weekend with scorching-hot temperatures forecast for the coming days. Photo: Shutterstock

Extreme weather warning: Western Cape town to hit 46 degrees on Saturday!

The Western Cape is set to FRY – almost literally – this weekend with scorching-hot temperatures forecast for the coming days.

Wellington Western Cape weather

The Western Cape is set to FRY – almost literally – this weekend with scorching-hot temperatures forecast for the coming days. Photo: Shutterstock

The Western Cape is set to FRY – almost literally – this weekend with scorching-hot temperatures forecast for the coming days.

Little surprise then that that a heat-wave warning has been issued for the province.

Last weekend the mercury topped 40 degrees Celsius in rural parts of the province, but things are set to step up a notch on Saturday, 22 January with multiple forecasters predicted thermometers will reach – and exceed – a sweltering 45 degrees Celsius in several regions of the country.

Saldanha Bay and Riebeek-Wes will be the Western Cape hot-spots on Saturday, with temperatures remaining constant north of 40 degrees for large parts of the day.

Extreme heat warning: Where are the hottest temperatures?

Reputable weather service, AccuWeather, meanwhile, predicts that Wellington will experience highs of 46 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

And it’s not expected to be much cooler leading up to Saturday – or thereafter!

How will Cape Town itself look while the rest of the province is suffering?

It’s not expected to be the hottest spot in the Western Cape, but highs of 31, 35 and 33 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, mean that locals will no doubt be heading for the nearest beach – and finding other creative ways to cool off – as the sun beats down on the Mother City.

Such severe conditions naturally come with a health risk.

The South African website strongly suggests applying sunscreen liberally and staying out of the baking sun whenever possible.

Stay safe out there!