While many are slaving away producing delicious cooked Christmas lunches and dinners for the family, you might want to get the fans and air conditioners going because it’s going to be a hot Xmas in the province this year.
Gammon, turkey and roast lamb will likely be on the menu, but it would be a smart move to incorporate more salads and cold sides, and best make sure there’s plenty ice on hand – from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day things will be hot and balmy and typical of KZN summer weather.
According to SA Weather Service predictions in Howick, Christmas Eve should be around 18/33, Christmas Day 18/31C and Boxing Day about 18/30C.
Mooi River is expected to be 16/32C on Christmas Eve, followed by 17/32C and 17/32C the next two days.
In Greytown, temperatures will be a fiery 19/36C on Christmas Eve, 20/34C on Christmas Day followed by a sweltering 19/33C on Boxing Day.
Get the cozzies out in Durban for temperatures of 22/32C, a cooler Christmas Day at 22/27C, and 21/27C on Boxing Day.
Up in Underberg, the expected temperatures are 15/31C on Christmas Eve, 16/31C on Christmas Day and 15/30C on Boxing Day.
There is a slight chance of rain about among the muggy weather, but those with a pool or near the coast will want to have the cozzies and sun cream ready, it’s going to be a hot, summery week ahead.
Initial hopes for a white Christmas in the mountainous regions of the Western Cape have receded due to changing conditions. New data has indicated big changes in the key moisture and freezing levels, TimesLive reported.
“At this point the chances of snow in the Western Cape at Christmas are not looking very good anymore, despite the fact that snow has fallen on Christmas before,” said Snow Report SA’s Richard Le Sueur.