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According to the South African Weather Service, gale force NW`ly winds of (65-70km/h) are expected along the coastal areas between Table Bay and Cape Agulhas…
Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the Central Karoo of the Western Cape, the north-western and northern parts of the Eastern Cape, the central and eastern parts of the Northern Cape as well as the western parts of both North-West and Free State provinces.
Localised flooding is expected in places in the City of Cape Town and the south-western parts of the Cape Winelands on Thursday night into Friday morning.
High seas with waves between 6-7m are expected between Slangkop and Cape Agulhas Bay on Thursday evening, subsiding late Friday night.
Very cold conditions are expected over Hantam and Karoo Hoogland (Northern Cape) as well as Cape Winelands and Overberg on Friday.
According to SnowReportSA, snowfalls are possible over the high peaks of the Western Cape on Thursday night as the cold front makes landfall. “Extremely cold” conditions will persist throughout the weekend, with more snow due to make landfall on Sunday afternoon.
This snow will hit the Eastern Cape including Nieu-Bethesda and Graaff-Reinet, Lesotho and the Drakensberg. According to SnowReportSA, the weather conditions may change over the next few days. Keep a lookout for the latest SNOW news on Facebook.
Take a look at TODAY’S predictions below:
Partly cloudy and cool, becoming fine.
The expected UVB sunburn index:Moderate
Cloudy with morning fog patches along the escarpment, otherwise fine and cool to warm.
Cloudy with fog along the escarpment, otherwise partly cloudy and cool.
4. North-West Province:
Warm in the extreme west, otherwise fine, windy and cool but partly cloudy in the north-east with morning fog patches in the east.
5. Free State:
Fog patches in the north-east at first, otherwise fine, windy and cool but partly cloudy in the north-east with morning fog patches.
6. Northern Cape:
Morning fog patches along the coast at first otherwise fine, cool and windy, but cold over the southern interior. It will become cloudy along the coast and adjacent interior from evening.
The wind along the coast will be light to moderate northerly to north-westerly becoming fresh to strong in the afternoon.
7. Western Cape:
Morning fog patches along the south-west coast becoming partly cloudy, otherwise fine, cool and windy. It will become cloudy in the west from evening with rain setting in over the south-western parts overnight.
The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh north-westerly to northerly becoming strong to gale force along the south-west coast during the afternoon.
8. Western Half Of The Eastern Cape:
Morning fog patches in places in the south, otherwise fine and cool, but windy over the northern interior.
The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh north-westerly, but moderate north-easterly.
9. Eastern Half Of The Eastern Cape:
Cloudy with isolated early morning showers along the south-western coast, otherwise fine and cool, but partly cloudy, windy and cold in the north.
The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong north-easterly, but fresh north-westerly in the south from mid-morning and midday.
Fine and cool but warm in places in the east. The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh north-easterly.
The expected UVB suburn index:Moderate
SnowReportSA’s forecasts are based on a combination of a wide range of data that is monitored over a few weeks, as well as extensive experience of snowfalls in many different parts of the country.
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Forecast information and map published with permission from SnowReportSA