Several cold fronts are expected to make landfall this coming week.
COLD TO VERY COLD CONDITIONS EXPECTED
According to Hannelee Doubell, South African Weather Services spokesperson, windy, moist, and cold to very cold situations as well as very tough seas are expected.
“A cold entrance will make landfall over the Western Cape on Monday.
“This may lead to widespread rain over the western parts of the Western Cape, spreading to the eastern parts of the Western Cape and the south-western parts of the Northern Cape at some stage in the afternoon.”
Doubell said these situations may lead to complicated riding situations at some stage in the morning travel, with localised flooding that you can imagine especially over the Cape Metropole, the Cape Winelands, and the southern half of the West Coast District.
“Widespread rainfall of 20-30 mm is probably over the western parts of the Western Cape, with better amounts of 45-65 mm probably near the western mountainous regions.
“This may lead to localised flooding of susceptible informal settlements, low lying bridges and roads and unpleasant riding situations.”
She furthermore said sturdy winds of 40-60 km/h are forecasted for the internal of the Western and Northern Cape from Sunday afternoon into Monday, which may lead to issues for excessive-sided autos on major roads.
LIGHT SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE
“Light snowfall is that you can imagine over the western excessive-lying areas of the Western Cape from Monday late afternoon into early Tuesday morning, with cold to very cold situations expected.”
Doubell said small stock farmers are advised to form refuge to animals at some stage in this week.
“Rainfall is probably to continue over the Western Cape and western and southern parts of the Northern Cape on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, as yet another two cold fronts are probably to impact these areas.”
Meanwhile in contrast, ‘Spring-like’ weather is anticipated for the north-eastern parts of the nation this week.
“With maximum temperatures in the low to mid-twenties, but warm to sizzling temperatures can be expected in the Lowveld of Mpumalanga and Limpopo and the eastern parts of KwaZulu-Natal on some days.”
THE FOLLOWING WARNINGS HAS BEEN ISSUED
The South African Weather Service has issued the next warnings:
- Orange stage 5 warning for RAIN leading to flooding is anticipated over the City of Cape Town on Monday.
- Yellow stage 2 warning for RAIN leading to localised flooding is anticipated over the southern parts of the West Coast, Cape Winelands and Overberg Districts on Monday.
- Yellow stage 2 warning for WIND leading to localised issues for excessive-sided autos on susceptible routes
are expected over the West Coast, Cape Winelands, Central Karoo as well as the southern parts of the
Namakwa Districts from Sunday afternoon into Monday.
- Yellow stage 2 warning for WIND leading to field in navigation at sea is anticipated offshore between
Cape Columbine and Cape Agulhas from Sunday evening into Monday.
- Yellow Stage 2 Warning for WAVES leading to field in navigation at sea is anticipated between Cape
Columbine and Cape Agulhas from Sunday evening spreading to Plettenberg Bay on Monday, subsiding
on Tuesday morning.