South Africa weather

South Africa’s weather forecast. Image: Pixabay/@SAWeatherServic

Disruptive snow expected in THESE parts of the Eastern Cape

We’re in for another cold and wet week. A warning has been issued for disruptive snow in the Eastern Cape from Wednesday.

South Africa weather

South Africa’s weather forecast. Image: Pixabay/@SAWeatherServic

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a Yellow Level 2 warning for disruptive snow in the Eastern Cape.

The warning is valid from Wednesday, 19 July until Thursday, 20 July.

DISRUPTIVE SNOW EXPECTED IN THE EASTERN CAPE

A cut-off low is expected to develop over the southern interior of South Africa. This system will result in a sudden and widespread lowering of maximum temperatures,
especially over the Cape provinces, as early as Wednesday, 19 July 2023.

The weather service said accumulation of snowfall is expected to particularly affect the Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality. Graaff Reinet is expected to be significantly affected as well as the Chris Hani District Municipality.

Similarly, the mountain pass in the Barkly East area will be affected from Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. The other areas that will be affected are the Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality, Elundini Local Municipality and Matatiele Local Municipality.

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Eastern Cape snow
Roads in parts of the Eastern Cape were covered in snow recently. Image via Twitter/@TrafficSA.

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VERY COLD WEATHER IN VARIOUS PROVINCES

SAWS said as the cut-off low develops further and intensifies during the week, cold weather, accompanied by overcast, rainy conditions, can be expected to set in over parts of the Northern Cape, North West, Gauteng, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.

“Apart from the impact of widespread, bitterly cold and showery conditions setting in over the Cape provinces, the South Africa Weather Service (SAWS) expects snowfalls to occur over the higher mountains of the Cape provinces tomorrow, spreading to include the Drakensberg Mountain peaks of Lesotho and KwaZulu-Natal,” the weather service said.

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