Article by: Dumisane Dube
The South African Weather Service has warned of cold weather set to hit parts of Gauteng from Friday.
Cold and wet conditions, with temperatures dropping below 10 degrees celsius, to hit some parts of the Western Cape on Thursday and Friday.
The cold weather is expected to spread to the Eastern Cape in the afternoon as well as parts of KwaZulu-Natal in the evening.
Weather forecaster Lulama Pheme says Gauteng temperatures are also expected to drop.
“A cold front has made landfall this morning over the Western Cape, resulting in rainy and very cold conditions. These conditions are expected to spread to the Eastern Cape during the day and to parts of KwaZulu-Natal in the evening hours, extending into Friday. Widespread rainfall of 15 to 35mm is expected over the southern parts of the Western Cape and the south-western parts of the Eastern Cape.
Furthermore, snowfall is also expected to spread to the Drakensberg regions of KwaZulu-Natal from Thursday night onwards. The good news is that weather conditions will generally start to improve over the Western Cape during Friday, while cold conditions can be expected to arrive over parts of Mpumalanga and southern Gauteng on this day.”
Snowfall is expected on Friday and Saturday along the Dihlabeng, Maluti a Phofung and Phumelela districts in the Free State.
The N3 Toll Concession has issued a warning for motorists who will be traveling in the area to be cautious and be prepared for possible delays.
According to the Weather Forecaster, warm temperatures are expected to return the following week.
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