Sunny skies and SONA: Cape Town weather for Thursday 13 February_1

The South African Weather Service has predicted clear weather conditions for Cape Town tomorrow – the day the State of the Nation Address (SONA) will be held.


President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver SONA on 19:00 on Thursday evening to a joint sitting of Parliament. The address will be broadcast across numerous platforms, including television, radio and online.

Cape Town weather for Thursday 13 February: Sunny SONA


The day of SONA is one characterised by State ceremonial activities, some of which take place outside, and scores of members of the public usually line the streets in the Parliamentary precinct to bear witness to the activities. According to South African Weather Service forecaster Puseletso Mofokeng, there will be clear skies and no rain is expected in Cape Town. Mofokeng said:


“It’s going to be sunny, with temperatures ranging from 29 to 32 degrees Celsius, and the conditions will remain clear and humid in the evening.”


Western Cape Tomorrow 's Weather overview: 13.2.2020 pic.twitter.com/1S74A9HPDN— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) February 12, 2020

Forecast for the red carpet at Parliament


Temperatures will cool below the 25C mark on Thursday evening, just all all the big names in South African society hit the red carpet at 17:00. Politicians, celebrities and iconic figures will take a stroll through the Parliamentary precinct, and the competition for best-dressed will be a knock-out with these pleasant conditions.


There will be a few relieved attendees, we can tell you that much: This time last year, SONA played out during an absolute scorcher, as temperatures topped 35C. There will be no need to dive into the shade on Thursday, and as Ramaphosa gets round to delivering his speech, the thermometer will be in the low twenties.


One gets the feeling it’ll be much hotter inside Parliament: The president is expected to reflect on a number of issues, which include the country’s political, social and economic welfare, and will also account to the nation on government’s work and its programme of action for the next five years. But he’s facing some stern opposition.