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Cold front expected to hit parts of SA over the weekend


SA Weather Services (SAWS) forecaster Mbavhi Maliage, said the cold front is expected to sweep through the country especially in Western Cape from Thursday.

“Moving to Friday, a cold front can be expected in the Eastern Cape and again in the Western Cape. The rainfall will remain, especially along the coastal regions of the two provinces,” Maliage said

There is also a 30% chance of rain in certain parts of Western Cape, especially in the city centre.

While there is a 60% chance of rain in the areas surrounding the extreme coastal regions.

People in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape can expect even colder temperatures as the cold front moves eastwards. 

Malaine further explained that the cold front will also spread to Free State, before moving towards Gauteng, Limpompo and Mpumalanga on Sunday.

She added: “The temperatures will roughly be around 20°C. For Pretoria, we are expecting a maximum of 18°C on Sunday”. 

Snowfall will also be expected along the high lying areas of the Eastern Cape.

“It is not disruptive snow at this stage, but it’s still far ahead of time, so we will keep monitoring it to see what the updates look like,” said Malaige.

“At this moment there is expected snowfall over the high lying areas of mostly the Eastern Cape, Drakensburg, and even Lesotho can expect a bit of snowfall.”


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