Residents have been forewarned of persistently high temperatures over the coming days by the SA Weather Service.
According to forecaster WisaniMaluleke, KZN’s western and interior regions may experience highs of about 40 degrees Celsius.
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” We anticipate the heatwave to hit areas like Pietermaritzburg, Giants Castle, Ladysmith, Ulundi, and Newcastle areas because the affected areas are primarily in the western half of the province.”
Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, hail, heavy downpours, and excessive lightning are also anticipated over the western and central regions of KZN today, according to a Yellow level 2 warning.