SA Snow Alert: Brace-Up For A Bitterly Cold Weekend


The South African Weather Service warns South Africans of a terribly cold temperature that would possibly lead to a snow fall. 

Winter has hit hard as bitterly cold temperatures can be felt across SA, as PE experienced its coldest morning for the year with the mercury dropping to 1.9°C, the SA Weather Service spokesperson for the region, Garth Sampson, referred to it as the coldest temperature since 2014 set at 1.4°C, and it would have had to drop further to -0.7°C to set an all-time record.

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Sampson went on to warn that south Africans should expect a super cold weather in the upcoming week as a cold front with wet weather and possible snowfall is expected to hit the Eastern Cape by Friday afternoon.

“This will be accompanied by gale force winds, very cold temperatures and showers of rain over the southern parts near the south of Somerset East, Hogsback between Plettenberg Bay and the Kei River.

While a 30% chance of rain is expected along the coast from Lambert’s Bay to the Still Bay area, Southern mountains, including Baviaanskloof Mountains, Tsitsikama Mountains, Amatola/Winterberg Mountains around Hogsback should expect snow fall 

Lambert’s Bay and the Still Bay’s rain is equally expected to cold while the area in Mpumalanga bordering Swaziland will be warm as well as the northern parts of the Northern Cape.

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Western Cape from Langebaan to Caledon should expect a heavy downpour on Friday as the front moves north-east. Surrounding areas moving inland can expect a 60% chance of rain, up until Lambert’s Bay and George.

Snow report has also forecast snowfall for the weekend across the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KZN.

Sampson says conditions will gradually start to clear from the west on Saturday – however temperatures are expected to remain low over the weekend and are only expected to recover towards Monday, when north westerly winds are expected warm things up. 

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