WATCH: Three COLD fronts expected in parts of SA - more info here

WATCH: Three COLD fronts expected in parts of SA – more info here Photos: Stock/Canva

WATCH: Three COLD fronts expected in parts of SA – more info here

Three COLD fronts are expected to make landfall in parts of SA over the next couple of days. Here is more information.

WATCH: Three COLD fronts expected in parts of SA - more info here

WATCH: Three COLD fronts expected in parts of SA – more info here Photos: Stock/Canva

Get those blankets out! A series of COLD fronts is expected to make landfall in parts of South Africa over the next couple of days.

WATCH AS THE SERIES OF COLD FRONTS MOVE IN

According to VoxWeather, the first cold front of 𝗧𝗛𝗥𝗘𝗘 is currently moving over the SW coast. While the cold weather is spreading light rain over the peninsula, Cape Town and coastal towns, it is quickly fizzling out.

“The second stronger cold front arrives on Friday morning to bring scattered showers and COLD conditions to the Western and Southern Cape.”

VoxWeather

It furthermore warned that the third cold front hit the Western Cape late on Saturday afternoon.

THE THIRD COLD FRONT WILL MAKE LANDFALL ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON

“Together with a surface trough extending over the west, showers are expected to continue throughout Saturday into Sunday. Models are indicating more than 50mm of rain expected to fall over parts of the Winelands and mountainous areas of the Western Cape.”

VoxWeather

VoxWeather said much colder conditions are spreading across the country this weekend, with a significant drop in temperature reaching Gauteng on Sunday.

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SNOW IS ALSO EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND

“SNOW is also expected this weekend over the mountainous areas of the Western, Eastern Cape, in Sutherland and Lesotho.”

Meanwhile, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) advised the public and small stock farmers that loss of vulnerable livestock and crops can be expected due to the combination of very cold, windy, and wet conditions.

“The weak and frail may also be vulnerable since their bodies won’t be able to retain their heat as easily.”

“Small stock farmers should provide shelter for their vulnerable livestock and cover sensitive crops. Shelter, soup and blankets should be provided to the weak and frail where possible.”

SAWS

AFFECTED AREAS INCLUDE:

  • Hantam
  • Calvinia
  • Karoo Hoogland
  • Sutherland
  • Beaufort West
  • Witzenberg
  • Ceres
  • Laingsburg
  • Prince Albert
WATCH: Three COLD fronts expected in parts of SA  - more info here
The affected areas. Photo:SAWS

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  • Underberg: Snowfalls in the Underberg can occur anywhere from May through to October. The highest recorded snowfall in the area and, therefore, possibly the best time to go in search of snow is in August. Situated a mere 40kms from Underberg, Sani Pass is a great snow spot to explore, with the first winter snowfall having fallen there in late May this year. Be advised though, that you need a 4 x 4 to drive up the pass.
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  • Midlands: Winter in the Natal Midlands is cool and dry, with occasional snow and frost and average temperatures of 6°C. August 2021 saw the KZN Midlands transformed into a white-blanketed wonderland along with other large parts of SA previously untouched by it.