Snow, flooding and icy conditions anticipated from Wednesday

A” dramatic drop in temperature” is what the South African Weather Service( SAWS) is awaiting towards the end of the week.

In a statement on Tuesday, SAWS said the cut- out low was anticipated to develop over the southern innards of the country, bringing snow to the Cape mountains on Wednesday.

The snow will spread to the peaks of the Drakensberg in Lesotho and KwaZulu- Natal on Thursday.
These conditions will continue until Friday, with heavier downfall in these businesses’ western and central corridor.

Along with the cold wave will come heavy and stormy conditions to corridor of the Northern Cape, the North West, Gauteng, the Free State, KwaZulu- Natal and Mpumalanga.

sayings warns that patient downfall will probably lead to localised flooding. Showers will come severe with” large quantities of small hail” and” breezy face winds”.
It also advised drivers of ice on the roads.

The rainfall is anticipated to clear by Sunday.
” The public and small stock growers are advised that the veritably cold, wet and windy conditions may pose a threat to beast, vulnerable crops and shops. The public is also advised to keep warm during these cold conditions,” SAWS stated.

The service said there could be disruptive snow over the Eastern Cape mountains on Wednesday and Thursday. Snow is also anticipated in the Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality, Graaff Reinet and the Chris Hani District Municipality. The Barkly East mountain pass will also be affected.

And, with the cold wave will come strong swells making it delicate to navigate small vessels on the southwestern and southern seacoast of the Western Cape.

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