Weather Update: Light snowfall expected in parts of SA
The South African Weather Service warns of extremely high fire danger conditions over eastern parts of the North West and Free State provinces, western parts of KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, and south-western parts of Limpopo and Gauteng.
While SA’s north-east can expect fire danger, Snow Report warns of light snow flurries over a few high mountain peaks in the Western Cape, specifically Matroosberg and possibly parts of the Cedarberg for Thursday night into the early hours of Friday morning.
Friday will see very cold minimum temperatures in large parts of the Northern and Western Cape. It will be warm on the east coast and north-eastern parts of SA.
Maximum temperatures will be cool to cold in the south-west and warm to hot in the north-east with parts of Limpopo reaching very hot temperatures of up to 37°C.
Coastal rainfall is expected on Friday. A 30% chance of rain is expected in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape coast, KZN and parts of the Free State. A 60% chance of rain is expected from Strand to Plettenberg Bay.
Coastal rainfall will persist over the weekend. A 30% chance of rain is expected from the Overberg Region to the Mozambique border on Saturday. Parts of the Free State and Mpumalanga will also see scattered showers. It will be warm to hot in the north-eastern parts of SA, elsewhere it will be cool to cold.
Sunday will see warm temperatures for most of the country, but it will be cool in parts of the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KZN. Isolated showers are expected over parts of the Free State, Eastern Cape and KZN.
On Friday, Johannesburg in Gauteng will reach a high of 31°C, Pretoria will reach a mild maximum of 34°C and Bloemfontein in the Free State will reach 23°C.
Along the coast, Cape Town will reach a high of 16°C, Port Elizabeth will reach 20°C and Durban will reach a maximum of 23°C. Sutherland will again be the coldest in SA when it drops to freezing point.
Source: Traveller 24
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