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Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 14 May 2021

Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here.

Severe Weather Alerts

IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS:

  1. Yellow Level 2 for rainfall leading to localised flooding is expected over the Overberg and southern parts of the Cape Winelands (Western Cape) on Saturday into Sunday morning.

FIRE DANGER WARNINGS:

  1. Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected in places over the central and southern parts of the Northern Cape, central and northern parts of the Western Cape as well as the western and northern parts of the Eastern Cape.

ADVISORIES:

  1. Nil

Gauteng:

Temperature: Morning frost in places over the eastern and southern parts where it will be cool, otherwise fine and warm.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.

Mpumalanga:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm.

Limpopo:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

North-West Province:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

Free State:

Temperature: Fine and warm, but cool in the east and south.

Northern Cape:

Temperature: Morning fog patches along the coast, otherwise fine and cool to warm.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate southerly.

Western Cape:

Temperature: Morning fog patches in places along the south and western coastal areas and adjacent interior, otherwise fine and cool to warm but hot and windy over the Little and Central Karoo. It will become cloudy with light rain over the extreme south-western parts from the evening.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light and variable along the south coast and north of Cape Columbine for most part of the day; otherwise moderate to fresh north-westerly becoming strong to near Gale between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas from the afternoon.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.

Eastern Cape:

The Western half – Temperature: Morning fog patches in places over the southern interior, otherwise fine and warm, becoming partly cloudy from the afternoon.

The Western Half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be light north westerly in the morning, otherwise light to moderate north easterly, becoming fresh westerly from the evening.

The Eastern half – Temperature: Fine and warm, but partly cloudy in the south west in the morning.

The Eastern half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate north westerly, but north easterly in the afternoon.

Kwazulu-Natal:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate south-westerly south of Richards Bay during the first half of the period, otherwise easterly to northeasterly.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.


Cape Town weather: Double barrage of rain to lash the region β€˜all weekend’

May 13th 2021 at 11:03

For any Capetonians in possession of hatches, we suggest you get them battened down before Friday night: The Cape Town weather forecast has thrown out a wet and wild prediction for the weekend ahead – and, as long as your DStv signal doesn’t buckle under the strain of the rain, these are perfect conditions for a movie marathon… or two.

Weather warnings for the Western Cape this weekend

The latest projections from Ventusky reveal that the rainfall will begin late on Friday night, persisting through Saturday. But as that cold front subsides, another one sweeps in from the south – creating a β€˜double barrage’ for those in the Cape.

On Saturday night, a second, more intense period of precipitation will occur right through until Sunday morning. Things brighten up from that point, but the flood-wary municipality in the Mother City is still coming to terms with the devastation caused by last week’s heavy storms. The SA Weather Service already has a Level 2 warning in place:

β€œLocalised flooding of roads and settlements, as well as minor motor vehicle accidents, are likely. There is a chance for mudslides and rockfalls in susceptible areas and difficult driving conditions on dirt roads. Remain alert while driving, and be especially cautious at night when it’s harder to recognize flood dangers.” | Saws / weather.co.za

Cape Town weather forecast for Friday 14 May

From around 22:00 on Friday evening, the first drops of the downpour will be felt. Thunderstorms are also expected overnight, spreading into the north of the municipality and across to the Cape Winelands.

Spots of rain, rubmlings of thunder and colder temperatures are expected to land on Friday evening – Photo: Ventusky

Weekend outlook: Cape Town weather forecast for Saturday 15 May and Sunday 16 May

As showers continue throughout the bulk of Saturday, a brief evening intermission will make way for that second cold front. More rain is expected to fall, intensifying between 21:00 – 00:00. Much like the night before, the deluge will carry on through the night and into the morning, before dissipating shortly after sunrise.

Up to 20mm to 25mm is tipped to fall in Overberg within a few hours on Saturday night – Photo: Ventusky

So how much rain is falling?

Altogether, up to 70mm could land in the corridor between Paarl and Franschhoek. Cape Town is also on course for a healthy dousing, of at least 30mm within a 24-hour period. The bulk of the rain will fall in the Cape Winelands. Emergency teams are already on standby, but more disruption now seems inevitable for locals.

Cumulative 24-hour snapshot of the Cape Town weather rainfall forecast for the weekend ahead – Photo: Ventusky

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Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 13 May 2021

Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here.

Severe Weather Alerts

IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

FIRE DANGER WARNINGS:

  1. Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the Beaufort West Municipality of the Western Cape

ADVISORIES:

  1. Nil

Gauteng:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.

Mpumalanga:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm.

Limpopo:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

North-West Province:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

Free State:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm.

Northern Cape:

Temperature: Morning fog along the coast, otherwise fine and cool to warm.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate southerly.

Western Cape:

Temperature: Morning fog along the west and south-western coastal areas, otherwise fine to partly cloudy and cool but warm over the interior.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate southerly but westerly in the south and south-west.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.

Eastern Cape:

The Western half – Temperature: Fine and cool but warm over the interior. Evening fog is expected in places near the coastline.

The Western Half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate south-westerly.

The Eastern half – Temperature: Fine and cool but warm over the interior. Evening fog is expected in places near the coastline.

The Eastern half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate south-westerly.

Kwazulu-Natal:

Temperature: Partly cloudy in the north and east in the morning with morning fog patches over the interior, otherwise fine and warm but cool in the south-west.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate southerly north of Durban in the morning, otherwise moderate north-easterly.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.


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Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 12 May 2021

Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here.

Severe Weather Alerts

IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

FIRE DANGER WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

ADVISORIES:

  1. Nil

Gauteng:

Temperature: Fine and cool.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.

Mpumalanga:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm but hot in the Lowveld.

Limpopo:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

North-West Province:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

Free State:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

Northern Cape:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-easterly.

Western Cape:

Temperature: Cloudy with morning fog along the south-west and in places over the southern parts, otherwise fine and cool to warm.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate southerly to south-westerly north of Betty’s Bay reaching fresh north of Cape Columbine at first, otherwise moderate to fresh north-westerly to westerly moderating by the afternoon but light.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.

Eastern Cape:

The Western half – Temperature: Cloudy with fog in places in the southern interior at first, otherwise fine and cool.

The Western Half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong westerly moderating from the west in the afternoon.

The Eastern half – Temperature: Fog in places adjacent to the coast in the morning, otherwise fine and cool, but cloudy in the north along the coast.

The Eastern half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-westerly, becoming strong from the south in the afternoon, moderating later in the evening.

Kwazulu-Natal:

Temperature: Fine and warm, becoming partly cloudy in the east by afternoon.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate north-easterly north of Durban, but moderate south-westerly in the south spreading Kosi Bay in the evening.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.


Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 11 May 2021

Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here.

Severe Weather Alerts

IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

FIRE DANGER WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

ADVISORIES:

  1. Nil

Gauteng:

Temperature: Fine and cool.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.

Mpumalanga:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm.

Limpopo:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

North-West Province:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

Free State:

Temperature: Fine and cool.

Northern Cape:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-easterly.

Western Cape:

Temperature: Morning fog patches over the interior, otherwise fine and warm but partly cloudy along the south coast where it will be cool. It will be hot in places of the West Coast.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-easterly but westerly to south-westerly south of Cape Point spreading along the south coast.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.

Eastern Cape:

The Western half – Temperature: Morning fog patches south of the escarpment, otherwise fine and cool to warm but partly cloudy along the coast.

The Western Half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh westerly to south-westerly.

The Eastern half – Temperature: Morning fog patches south of the escarpment, otherwise fine and cool to warm.

The Eastern half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate south-westerly.

Kwazulu-Natal:

Temperature: Partly cloudy along the coast in the morning, otherwise fine and warm but cool in the southwest.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light north-westerly becoming moderate north-easterly from the afternoon.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Very High.


Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 10 May 2021

Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here.

Severe Weather Alerts

IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

FIRE DANGER WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

ADVISORIES:

  1. Nil

Gauteng:

Temperature: Fine and cool, but warm in the north.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Very High.

Mpumalanga:

Temperature: Fine and cool, but warm in the Lowveld.

Limpopo:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm.

North-West Province:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm.

Free State:

Temperature: Fine and cool.

Northern Cape:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm, but hot along the coast. with fresh south-easterly winds.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be fresh south-easterly winds.

Western Cape:

Temperature: Morning fog patches along the west coast, otherwise fine and cool to warm, but cloudy along the south-west and south coast and adjacent interior where it will become partly cloudy in the afternoon.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-easterly to southerly north of Table Bay, otherwise moderate westerly.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.

Eastern Cape:

The Western half – Temperature: Fine and cool, but cloudy along the coast and adjacent interior at first, becoming partly cloudy by the late morning.

The Western Half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong westerly, becoming moderate south-westerly in the afternoon.

The Eastern half – Temperature: Fine and cool, but partly cloudy along the coast.

The Eastern half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh westerly, becoming moderate south-westerly from the late morning.

Kwazulu-Natal:

Temperature: Fine and cool but warm in the north-east.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-westerly to southerly.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.


Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 09 May 2021

Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here.

Severe Weather Alerts

IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS:

  1. A Yellow Level 2 Warning for Severe Thunderstorms accompanied by heavy downpours, which may lead to localized flooding of low lying bridges and roads, strong winds leading to localized damage to informal houses(roofs) and falling trees, and excessive lightning that may lead to localized injuries to livestock and humans, are expected over the Mhlathuze, uMfolozi, Mtubatuba and the Big Five Hlabisa Municipalities of KZN, mainly in the early morning.

FIRE DANGER WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

ADVISORIES:

  1. Nil

Gauteng:

Temperature: Fine and cool, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.

Mpumalanga:

Temperature: Cloudy in the east in the morning, otherwise partly cloudy and cool but cold over the eastern Highveld with isolated light morning showers in the south-east. It will be warm in the Lowveld.

Limpopo:

Temperature: Fine and warm but partly cloudy in the east.

North-West Province:

Temperature: Fine and cool.

Free State:

Temperature: Fine and cool, becoming partly cloudy in the east.

Northern Cape:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate south-easterly south of Hondeklip Bay at first, otherwise fresh to strong.

Western Cape:

Temperature: Fine in places over the interior at first, otherwise cloudy to partly cloudy and cool to warm with morning fog in the west and south-western parts.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate southerly to southeasterly north of Table Bay, reaching fresh north of Cape Columbine by the afternoon, otherwise moderate to fresh north-westerly, reaching strong at times.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.

Eastern Cape:

The Western half – Temperature: Partly cloudy in the morning, otherwise fine and cool, but cloudy along the Tsitsikamma coast from the evening.

The Western Half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong westerly.

The Eastern half – Temperature: Cloudy in the morning, otherwise fine and cool.

The Eastern half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong south-westerly.

Kwazulu-Natal:

Temperature: Morning fog over the interior, otherwise partly cloudy and cool but cold in places in the west. Isolated showers and thundershowers are expected in the north and east, but scattered in the north-east.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-westerly.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Very High.


Weather update: Storms expected in Gauteng, more flooding in WC

May 8th 2021 at 09:16

On Saturday, the South African Weather Service warned that Gauteng is set to receive storms and disruptive rainfall, while residents in the Western Cape are warned of even more flooding.

Weather update – 8 May 2021

Johannesburg

As reported by EWN, Forecaster Luthando Masimini warns that some parts of Gauteng will be hit by thunderstorms on Saturday, with clearer skies predicted for Sunday, 9 May.

β€œThere are storms expected for Gauteng today. Currently, storms are occurring in the southwestern parts of Gauteng – Krugersdorp, Heidelberg, Vereeniging – should be receiving some lighting and rain.”

Masimini added that the storm is currently eastwards.

Cape Town

Residents in the Western Cape should remain on high alert as additional warnings were issued for rain and possible flooding over some parts of the province. Four people have already lost their lives as a result of the Cape storm.

Scattered showers are expected along the coast on Saturday afternoon. Emergency responders will be available across the province to assist those in distress. Sadly, many residents had to evacuate their homes this week.

On Saturday morning, a body was discovered near the main road between Malgas and Swellendam in the Overberg, after two days of the devastating Cape storm. The victim has not yet been identified.

Authorities are investigating and will release more information once the next of kin has been notified. The search for another missing person is still underway, while two residents from Bonnievale lost their lives.

Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 08 May 2021

Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here.

Severe Weather Alerts

IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS:

  1. Yellow Level 2 Warning for RAIN resulting in flooding of informal areas and infrastructure damage is expected over the south-eastern parts of Overberg and the Garden Route Districts of the Western Cape.

FIRE DANGER WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

ADVISORIES:

  1. Nil

Gauteng:

Temperature: Partly cloudy and cool with isolated showers and thundershowers.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Extreme.

Mpumalanga:

Temperature: Partly cloudy and cool to warm but hot over the Lowveld with isolated showers and thundershowers.

Limpopo:

Temperature: Fine and warm, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon with isolated showers and thundershowers in the south.

North-West Province:

Temperature: Partly cloudy and warm.

Free State:

Temperature: Partly cloudy and cool with isolated showers and thundershowers, except in the west.

Northern Cape:

Temperature: Fine in the northern and eastern parts, otherwise partly cloudy and cool to warm but cloudy in the south with isolated showers and thundershowers in the extreme southeast.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh southeasterly.

Western Cape:

Temperature: Cloudy and cool to cold with isolated morning showers, except in the west. Scattered showers are expected along the south coast until in the afternoon.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate southerly to southeasterly along the west coast but strong southwesterly to westerly along the south coast.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.

Eastern Cape:

The Western half – Temperature: Cloudy and cool but cold in the north with isolated showers and thundershowers but scattered in the south.

The Western Half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate northwesterly east of Algoa Bay, otherwise strong to near-gale westerly.

The Eastern half – Temperature: Cloudy and cool with scattered showers and thundershowers but isolated in the extreme north.

The Eastern half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh southwesterly, becoming fresh to strong westerly in the afternoon.

Kwazulu-Natal:

Temperature: Morning fog patches in places over the interior, otherwise partly cloudy and warm but cool in the south-west. It will become cloudy in the afternoon with scattered showers and thundershowers but isolated in the north-west.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh easterly to north-easterly, becoming moderate south-westerly in the south, spreading to Richards Bay by late afternoon.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.


Malgas still cut off due to floods due to Western Cape storm

May 8th 2021 at 14:32

Malgas is still cut off and unreachable as relief teams try to reach the flooded area.

The storm that brought persistent rainfall has battered some areas in the Cape Winelands and Overberg.

The head of provincial disaster management, Colin Deiner, said Malgas was difficult to reach due to the heavy rain that flooded and swept away roads.

SEE PICS:Β Western Cape roads flooded as more rain expected

β€œAlthough everything seems to be under control and the adverse weather has been downgraded, we are trying to reach Malgas, which is very difficult to reach. We will request assistance from the Air Force should efforts to reach the area fail,” he added on Saturday.

Residents, who had to be evacuated received blankets, food and water from Gift of the Givers and other organisations.

Deaths

Two people, who went missing, were found dead in Riversonderend and Stormsvlei, while two more deaths were recorded in Bonnievale.

The estimated number of displaced and affected residents reached more than 1,000 as of Friday. They came from areas such as Caledon, Potberg, Klipdale, Napier, Bredasdorp and Struisbaai.

The Overberg District Municipality on Friday said various farm roads were damaged, with no access to certain areas.

β€œDamage to agricultural fields and loss of livestock are expected to be significant. Heavy rainfall is predicted and will continue until Sunday morning. Several roads are either closed or affected. with the N2 temporarily closed at the Soutrivier bridge.”

READ MORE: Western Cape storm death toll climbs to four

Meanwhile in Struisbaai, the Catch Cook restaurant at the Struisbaai Harbour was turned into a relief centre for families affected by the storm. Warm meals were prepared at the restaurant by volunteers from Friday, thanks to donors who gave food, clothes and blankets.

β€œThe relief efforts are ongoing as rain continues to fall in the region. The Catch Cook restaurant will continue to offer warm meals during the immediate crisis period and any pledges of support and donations are welcome. Donations can be directed to Linette Ameels of the Catch Cook restaurant via 027 81 805 9999,” the restaurant management said.

Western Cape storm death toll climbs to four

May 7th 2021 at 14:32

This week’s massive storm in the Southern Cape has claimed two more lives.

It brings the number of deaths, as a result of the storm, to four.

The two bodies were people who had been missing since Wednesday. The bodies were found in the Riviersonderend/Stormsvlei area.

ALSO READ: Storms continue to batter Western Cape, more rain expected

The first two deaths were recorded in the Bonnievale area. Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning MEC Anton Bredell expressed his condolences.

β€œEvery casualty is a tragedy and we are deeply saddened by each loss. Emergency responders continue to work non-stop across the affected regions to ensure people are kept as safe as possible. These efforts will not stop until the danger has passed.”

The Department of Water and Sanitation continues to monitor the rising level of rivers in the region.

Several roads in the Southern Cape are either closed or affected by localised flooding.

All evacuations of affected persons have been completed successfully.

Various farm roads have been damaged, with limited or no access to certain areas.

Bredell said travelling in the Overberg region remains extremely unsafe, as well as impossible in places.”The South African Weather Service has warned that further disruptive rainfall can be expected across most parts of the Overberg throughout today and tonight.

β€œIn addition, rainfall can be expected in Bitou, Breede Valley, Cape Agulhas, George, Hessequa, Kannaland, Knysna, Langeberg, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn and Swellendam until tomorrow evening, with up to 50mm predicted for the Garden Route district.

β€œPeople are urged to limit travelling and to remain indoors as far as possible,” Bredell said.The Emergency Services manager for the Overberg district, Reinard Geldenhuys, said the situation is worsening and heavy rainfall is predicted until Sunday morning.

β€œAn increase of flooding reports of low-lying homes is being reported. Damage to agricultural fields and loss of livestock are expected to be significant.

β€œDamage determination is limited by the continuous rain. Local municipalities have been able to cope with the prevention and recovery of flooding of homes and managing the pressure on the stormwater systems.

β€œIt is expected that, with the increased extent and duration of the low cutoff system, additional assistance will be required,” Geldenhuys said.

Marvin Charles

WATCH: Floyd Mayweather scraps with Paul brothers ahead of fight next month

May 7th 2021 at 08:03

Floyd Mayweather, 44, will return to the boxing ring in June. He will be facing Logan Paul, the YouTube star, in an exhibition match in Miami, Florida. The hall-of-famer ended up in a brawl with Logan’s brother, Jake, at a press conference on Thursday, 6 May.

MAYWEATHER AND PAUL BROTHERS PRESS CONFERENCE BOILS OVER

Mayweather and Logan Paul, 26, will face each other in a pay-per-view exhibition match at the Hard Rock Stadium in Florida.

On Thursday, things got heated after the younger, Jake, 24, grabbed Mayweather’s hat from his head – mid-argument – and made a run for it.

Mayweather and his entourage of security guards chased after the Pauls and punches were thrown during the scuffle.

Floyd Mayweather, Logan Paul and Jake Paul just got into it 🍿pic.twitter.com/YVCgukjwVO

β€” Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) May 6, 2021

You can hear Jake Paul’s voice break as his team try to hide him in a closet after getting slapped up by Floyd Mayweather’s team for stealing his hat πŸ€£β€¦ looks like he’s trying to hide a cut above his eye too? #mayweatherpaul pic.twitter.com/aZAeFO1cey

β€” The Fite Zone πŸ₯ŠπŸ€Όβ€β™‚️ (@TheFiteZone) May 6, 2021

Jake apparently took offences to comments made by Mayweather at the press conference, when he called the brothers β€œfake fighters” and offered to fight them both on the same night.

Logan Paul only has one professional fight under his belt, while his brother Jake has three – his most recent bout was against former UFC fighter Ben Askren in April.

Mayweather enjoyed a legendary boxing career with a 50-0 record, including 27 knockouts, before his retirement in 2015. The boxer’s build-up to the fight with MMA star Conor McGregor, who he defeated in 2017, was also a media circus.

Before the brawl broke out Logan Paul told AFP that he believed he could do the unprecedented and defeat Mayweather. β€œI don’t just think I can beat him. I know I can beat him.”

Mayweather, it seems is not taking the fight as seriously as his opponents’ camp, saying that it’s all about entertainment to the Associated Press.

β€œLogan Paul is huge on YouTube and he has a huge following. He’s a big guy, strong guy. It’s just fun. It’s entertaining. It’s all about entertainment and, of course, when he’s on social media, he’s entertaining to people all the time,” said Mayweather.

CROSSING THE LINE

After the skirmish, Mayweather accused the Paul brothers of not showing him enough respect. He said he knows how to sell a fight but there are certain things he would not say or do.

Floyd Mayweather was heated after his encounter with Jake Paul. *NSFW*

(via @ShowtimeBoxing)pic.twitter.com/GoCpkXhpXq

β€” Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 6, 2021

β€œYou can’t keep crossing the line, keep touching me, taking my hat off, touching my shoes,” he said to AFP.

β€œThere is a thing called respect and a thing called disrespect. I’m not going to tolerate any disrespect.”

Jake sported a blue eye on Instagram and … and he later showed off a β€œgotcha hat” tattoo, immortalising the line he said before snatching Mayweather’s baseball hat. He’s since released merchandise with the phrase too.

shop now πŸ‘‡πŸΌhttps://t.co/Z6fKZE1mLK pic.twitter.com/OccfpQI1ig

β€” GOTCHA HAT (@jakepaul) May 6, 2021

Mayweather’s former foe McGregor slammed the brawl as embarrassing and dared the boxer to put his undefeated record on the line and fight a β€œreal” boxer. β€œIt’s embarrassing! Pro to pro its embarrassing,” said McGregor in an Instagram post.

β€œWhatever way you spin this it’s sad. Fight someone for real, on your record, or [expletive] off mate. Slap head!”

Storms continue to batter Western Cape, more rain expected

May 7th 2021 at 04:35

Heavy winter storms continue to take a toll on the Western Cape, with more adverse weather conditions expected to continue going into the weekend.

The Overberg district, specifically Bredasdorp, Struisbaai, Riviersonderend and surrounding areas, continue to be hardest hit by the winter storm that made landfall on Tuesday evening.

SAPS assist with rescue operations during flooding https://t.co/wf4X98x3AR#ArriveAlive #RescueOperations #Flooding @SAPoliceService pic.twitter.com/MfJPNy0qBg

β€” Arrive Alive (@_ArriveAlive) May 7, 2021

SA Weather Service (Saws) forecaster Brinsby Bulo said more warnings of heavy rains and possible localised flooding had been issued for Cape Town and George from this evening to tomorrow morning.

Moving inland, Bulo said there was a 30% chance of thunderstorms tonight in Johannesburg and Vereeniging, spreading into the Gauteng province overnight to Saturday morning in Pretoria, Springs and Hammanskraal.

β€œKwaZulu-Natal should also expect a 30% chance of thunderstorm this evening. Tomorrow the chances of rain will increase to 60% all over the province,” he said.

ALSO READ: PICS: Western Cape roads flooded as more rain expected

Yesterday Western Cape local government spokesperson James-Brent Styan said rescue operations were continuing following the death of two people in Bonnievale after the truck they were travelling in became stuck between a river and vineyard.

This is after a cold front and adverse weather conditions in some parts of the Western Cape resulted in widespread showers, thunderstorms, strong winds and very rough sea conditions.

Styan said two people were reported missing, one in Stormsvlei and another in Riviersonderend where the evacuation of 30 farm workers was under way.

A mother and her three children were rescued in Stormsvlei, two men in Riviersonderend and another two in Greyton, with two medical evacuations ongoing in Riviersonderend.

The Malgas community has been cut off by the rising Breede River and the area is at risk of being flooded.

????⚠️ Malgas Pont – Not operational until further notice
Due to current and predicted weather conditions, the pont will need to be anchored up the access slope to avoid being washed away.
The pont will not be able to ferry vehicles and passengers across the river during this time. pic.twitter.com/Hcz7hSxTyR

β€” Overberg District Municipality (@OverbergDM) May 6, 2021

The rising water levels are being monitored by the Department of Water and Sanitation.

Residents in the lower-lying areas must exercise caution & should remove pumps etc. from the water’s edge. Rene White (082 658 2725) & Donavan McPherson (066 285 5166) can be contacted to assist with storage space & coordination.

β€” Overberg District Municipality (@OverbergDM) May 6, 2021

Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 06 May 2021

Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here.

Severe Weather Alerts

IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS:

  1. Orange Level 6 Warning for RAIN resulting in danger to life due to fast flowing streams closer to mountains and disruption of essential services is expected over the Overberg District (W. Cape).
  2. Yellow Level 4 Warning For RAIN resulting in flooding and infrastructure damage is expected over the City of Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Hessequa municipality (W. Cape).
  3. Yellow Level 4 Warning For WIND resulting in difficulty in navigation at sea is expected between Hout Bay and Witsand (W. Cape).
  4. Yellow Level 1 Warning For WAVES resulting in small vessels being at risk of capsizing is expected between Hout Bay and Stilbaai (W. Cape).

FIRE DANGER WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

ADVISORIES:

  1. Nil

Gauteng:

Temperature: Partly cloudy and cool but warm in the north.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.

Mpumalanga:

Temperature: Fine and cool but warm in the Lowveld, becoming partly cloudy from the afternoon

Limpopo:

Temperature: Fine and warm becoming partly cloudy from the afternoon.

North-West Province:

Temperature: Fine and warm, becoming partly cloudy.

Free State:

Temperature: Partly cloudy and cool to warm with isolated showers and thundershowers.

Northern Cape:

Temperature: Cloudy along the coast where it will be cool at first otherwise partly cloudy and warm with isolated showers but scattered in the south.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate northerly to north-westerly becoming fresh at times in the afternoon north of Hondeklip Bay.

Western Cape:

Temperature: Morning fog along the west coast and adjacent interior with afternoon isolated thunderstorms, otherwise cloudy to partly cloudy and cool with scattered to widespread showers and thunderstorms leading to flooding over the south western parts. Isolated thunderstorm are expected over the eastern interior spreading southwards by the afternoon.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate northerly north of Saldanha Bay, otherwise moderate to fresh south-easterly reaching strong to near gale between Table Bay and Cape Agulhas.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.

Eastern Cape:

The Western half – Temperature: Partly cloudy and cool with scattered showers and thundershowers.

The Western Half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be strong north easterly.

The Eastern half – Temperature: Partly cloudy and cool with isolated showers and thundershowers.

The Eastern half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate north easterly , becoming fresh in the afternoon.

Kwazulu-Natal:

Temperature: Fine and cool but warm in the north-east. It will become partly cloudy with isolated showers and thundershowers in the south.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate easterly to north-easterly.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.


WATCH | Cape Storm: Flooding in Struisbaai leads to evacuations

May 5th 2021 at 11:11

The winter storm that made landfall in the Southern Cape on Wednesday, 5 May, has caused severe flooding in Struisbaai, Cape Agulhas and the surrounding areas, said the Western Cape government.

CAPE STORM LEADS TO EVACUATIONS

Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell said people are being evacuated from homes in the areas affected by the flash floods and rescue teams have been dispatched.

β€œPeople being evacuated from their homes are being housed at the Struisbaai Caravan Park and Stuisbaai Community Hall,” said Bredell.

Bredell added that the Cape Agulhas Municipality Joint Operational Centre (JOC) has been activated for all disaster management matters.

WATCH: SEVERE FLOODING IN STRUISBAAI

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) predicts that rainfall between 40 and 60 millimetres could fall during the Cape storm. Mountainous areas may be hit harder, with a predicted rainfall of between 80 to 100 millimetres accompanied by thunder and lightning and a small chance of hail.

Struisbaai 2 – Received on Whatsapp… Unknown source… pic.twitter.com/vfG5sR3OyT

β€” Merentia v d Vent (@Merentia) May 5, 2021

Mom sent me this, it's bad there in Struisbaai pic.twitter.com/Gtr8OO6BOD

β€” Tebza (@carlolinks) May 5, 2021

The SAWS issued an β€˜adverse weather’ warning on Tuesday and set that a cold front with heavy rains and strong winds could hit the Cape on Wednesday at 8:00. The phenomenon is caused by a β€œcut-off low”, according to the weather service. It is defined as β€œa deep, closed low pressure in the mid-troposphere…”

β€œA cut-off low is expected to affect the Western Cape from [Wednesday] into Thursday, resulting in widespread showers and thundershowers, strong winds and very rough sea conditions especially from Wednesday evening, extending into Thursday,” said SAWS in a statement.

The Overberg region, Garden Route District, parts of the Cape Winelands and Cape Metropole are all expected to be affected by the storm with the worst of it coming during the overnight hours.

Coastal users were also advised to stay clear of the sea, as the strong winds may lead to steep waves, which could reach heights of up to 4 to 5.5 metres at times.

Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 05 May 2021

Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here.

Severe Weather Alerts

IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS:

  1. Orange Level 6 Warning for RAIN resulting in danger to life due to fast flowing streams closer to mountains and disruption of essential services is expected over the Overberg District of the Western Cape on Wednesday evening into Thursday.
  2. Yellow Level 4 Warning for RAIN resulting in flooding and infrastructure damage is expected over the City of Cape Town, Cape Winelands and Garden Route Districts of the Western Cape on Wednesday evening into Thursday.
  3. Yellow Level 4 Warning for WIND resulting in damage to settlements and disruption of ports between Cape Columbine and Stilbaai, as well as City of Cape Town and Overberg coastal areas of the Western Cape on Wednesday afternoon into Thursday.
  4. Yellow Level 1 Warning for WAVES resulting in difficulty in navigation at sea and small vessels at risk of capsizing between Cape Columbine and Stilbaai from Wednesday into Thursday

FIRE DANGER WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

ADVISORIES:

  1. Nil

Gauteng:

Temperature: Fine and cool.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.

Mpumalanga:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm.

Limpopo:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

North-West Province:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm.

Free State:

Temperature: Fine and cool.

Northern Cape:

Temperature: Morning fog along the coast, otherwise partly cloudy and cool to warm with isolated showers and thundershowers over the central and eastern parts but scattered in the south-east.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate northerly to north westerly reaching fresh at times in the afternoon north of Hondeklip Bay.

Western Cape:

Temperature: Morning fog along the west coast and adjacent interior, otherwise cloudy to partly cloudy and cool to warm with scattered to widespread showers and thundershowers over the south-western parts by mid-morning spreading over the central and eastern parts by the afternoon.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate northerly to north easterly north of Saldanha Bay, otherwise moderate to fresh south
easterly reaching strong to gale between Table Bay and Cape Agulhas by late morning spreading to Still Bay and Cape Columbine by the afternoon.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.

Eastern Cape:

The Western half – Temperature: Partly cloudy and cool with isolated showers and thundershowers but scattered in the west.

The Western Half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate south-easterly but fresh in the afternoon along the Tsitsikamma coast.

The Eastern half – Temperature: Partly cloudy and cool, but warm east of the Kei River. Isolated showers and thundershowers are expected in the west.

The Eastern half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate south-easterly.

Kwazulu-Natal:

Temperature: Morning fog over the interior, otherwise fine and warm, but cool in the south-west. It will become partly cloudy in the evening.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be gentle north-westerly north of Mtunzini in the morning, otherwise moderate easterly to north-easterly.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.


Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 03 May 2021

Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here.

Severe Weather Alerts

IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

FIRE DANGER WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

ADVISORIES:

  1. Nil

Gauteng:

Temperature: Fine and cool but cold in the south, becoming partly cloudy in the evening.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.

Mpumalanga:

Temperature: Morning fog patches along the escarpment where it will be cold, otherwise partly cloudy and cool to warm.

Limpopo:

Temperature: Partly cloudy and cool to warm.

North-West Province:

Temperature: Fine and cool, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon.

Free State:

Temperature: Morning fog patches in the east, otherwise fine and cool.

Northern Cape:

Temperature: Fine and warm but cool in the extreme east, becoming partly cloudy with isolated showers and rain in the Namaqua District by the afternoon.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh easterly, becoming southerly in the afternoon.

Western Cape:

Temperature: Partly cloudy and warm but cool along the south and southwestern coastal areas. Isolated showers are expected in the extreme western parts, spreading southwards by evening.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate north-easterly but fresh along the west coast, becoming west to northwesterly in the afternoon.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.

Eastern Cape:

The Western half – Temperature: Fine and warm.

The Western Half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate northeasterly, becoming fresh from the afternoon.

The Eastern half – Temperature: Fine and cool.

The Eastern half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate north-easterly.

Kwazulu-Natal:

Temperature: Morning fog over the interior, otherwise fine and cool, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon with isolated showers and rain along the north coast.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate south-easterly north of Richard’s Bay, otherwise moderate northerly to north-easterly.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.


Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 02 May 2021

Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here.

Severe Weather Alerts

IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

FIRE DANGER WARNINGS:

  1. Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the western parts of Namakwa District in the Northern Cape, as well as Matzikama Municipality in the Western Cape.

ADVISORIES:

  1. Nil

Gauteng:

Temperature: Partly cloudy and cool.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Very High.

Mpumalanga:

Temperature: Partly cloudy and cool.

Limpopo:

Temperature: Partly cloudy and cool.

North-West Province:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm.

Free State:

Temperature: Morning fog patches in the east, otherwise fine and cool.

Northern Cape:

Temperature: Fine and cool, but warm in the west.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh southeasterly.

Western Cape:

Temperature: Fine and cool, but warm along the west coast

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh easterly along the south coast otherwise moderate south-easterly.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.

Eastern Cape:

The Western half – Temperature: Fine and cool.

The Western Half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate easterly.

The Eastern half – Temperature: Fine and cool with evening fog north of the Wild Coast.

The Eastern half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate easterly.

Kwazulu-Natal:

Temperature: Morning fog over the interior, otherwise partly cloudy and cool with isolated showers and rain along the coast and the
adjacent interior.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate southerly to south-westerly, becoming north-easterly from the south in the afternoon.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.


Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 01 May 2021

Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here.

Severe Weather Alerts

IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

FIRE DANGER WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

ADVISORIES:

  1. Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over Nama Khoi and Kamiesberg municipalities of the Northern Cape.

Gauteng:

Temperature: Cloudy with showers and rain in the north, otherwise partly cloudy and cool.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.

Mpumalanga:

Temperature: Cloudy and cool with isolated showers and thundershowers, but warm in the eastern Lowveld.

Limpopo:

Temperature: Cloudy and cool with isolated showers and thundershowers.

North-West Province:

Temperature: Fine and cool becoming partly cloudy in the south east.

Free State:

Temperature: Cloudy in the east, otherwise partly cloudy and cold to cool.

Northern Cape:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-easterly.

Western Cape:

Temperature: Fine and cool, but warm along the west coast.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate northerly to north-westerly along the south coast until late afternoon, otherwise moderate to fresh southerly to south-easterly.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.

Eastern Cape:

The Western half – Temperature: Partly cloudy and cool.

The Western Half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate south-westerly becoming easterly from the afternoon.

The Eastern half – Temperature: Cloudy and cold with isolated morning showers along the coast and adjacent interior.

The Eastern half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be light south westerly becoming light and variable by late afternoon.

Kwazulu-Natal:

Temperature: Cloudy and cool with isolated showers and thundershowers but scattered along the coast.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-westerly.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.


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