Cape Town – The South African Weather Service says high sea with waves heights in excess of 6 metres can be expected along the coast between Plettenberg Bay and East London on Monday, 14 November, as the biggest Supermoon in 68 years will be visible from South Africa.
A warning for a storm surge expected between Plett and Port Elizabeth has also been issued by the SA Weather Service.
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has also issued a warning for South Africans to exercise extreme caution around coastal regions as there will be an above average Spring Tide for the entire week from Monday, on 14 November.
On Monday night, the moon will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than the average moon as it comes closest to earth since 1948.
Although December brings another Supermoon, the next one of this proportion, as close to Earth, will only be seen in 2034.
Members of the public, anglers, bathers, beach strollers, boaters, paddlers and coastline hikers are advised to exercise extreme caution around the coastline during the next week and a half.
While the South African coastline will be a danger-zone in the next couple of days, the interior will also see some temperamental weather patterns again.
The SA Weather Service also warns of severe thunderstorms possible in the central and Western Bushveld of Limpopo, the Highveld of Mpumalanga, Gauteng, the central and eastern parts of the North West province as well as the northern parts of the Free State.
A 60% chance of rain has been forecast in the area for Monday, while the adjacent areas can expect a 30% change of rain.
The rain will continue on Tuesday, moving in southern direction towards the centre of SA.
Temperatures across most of the country on Monday will be cool to warm, except in the northernmost parts of the Northern Cape and the central West Coast where it will be hot.
Johannesburg in Gauteng will reach a high of 25°C, Pretoria will reach a maximum of 28°C and Bloemfontein in the Free State will peak at 27°C.
Along the coast, Cape Town will reach a high of 25°C, Port Elizabeth will see a high of 19°C, while Durban will reach 21°C.
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