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A powerful cold front has brought strong winds and rain to the Western Cape on Friday, according to the South African Weather Service (SAWS) …

The SAWS warned that gale-force north-westerly winds of between 65km/h and 70km/h could be expected along the coast.

While there was sunshine in Cape Town on Thursday afternoon, the approach of the front was expected to result in strong winds and rain.

“It’s going to become cloudy with a 60% chance of showers over extreme western parts,” said Mofokeng.

As a result of the strong winds, there will be rough seas around the Cape coast

“Between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas the seas will be quite rough. Waves will 6m high. But to the west coast – north of Slangkop – we are expecting waves of 4m to 5m,” said Mofokeng.

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Fire danger

Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the central and northern interior of the Eastern Cape, the south-western parts of the North West, the western parts of the Free State and the Central Karoo of the Western Cape.

Localised flooding

Localised flooding is expected in the Cape Flats of the City of Cape Town, the south-western parts of the Cape Winelands and the western parts of the Overberg of the Western Cape in the morning.

High seas with wave heights of 6.0m is expected between Slangkop and Cape Agulhas of the Western Cape.

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Light snowfalls predicted

According to SnowReportSA, the cold front is expected to bring a light dusting of snow to the mountains in the Western Cape on Friday, however, not nearly enough to build a snow man! Sunday will see another system bringing the chill to the Cederberg mountains as well as the southern parts of the Northern Cape.

On Monday, the light snowfalls will be visible on the Eastern Cape mountains around Nieu-Bethesda and Graaff-Reinet.

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Map published with permission from SnowReportSA

 

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.


Forecast information and map published with permission from SnowReportSA