For those in the Western Cape, winter’s not over yet – get the slow cooker stew going, and dress up warmly, the snow is on its way…

According to SnowReportSA, the high peaks of the South Western Cape will receive a light dusting of snow this afternoon (Wednesday), but no low-level snow is predicted yet. Take a look at the map below for an indication of where the snow will be falling. The map will be updated if further snow data is received.

The Western Cape will also be hit by gale-force winds according to the South African Weather Service, with winds of 70-80km/h expected between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas.

Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the Northern Cape interior, the extreme western parts of North West and the Free State, the north-eastern parts of the Western Cape, as well as the northern parts of the Eastern Cape and the western interior of KwaZulu-Natal.

Strong winds are expected over the western and northern interior of the Eastern Cape, as well as the eastern interior of the Northern Cape.

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(Map provided by SnowReportSA)

While the Western Cape is chilly, the rest of the country can expect some warmer winter weather. Take a look at today’s predictions below:

1. Gauteng:

Partly cloudy and warm.

The expected UVB sunburn index: Very High

2. Mpumalanga:

Cloudy in the east in the morning with morning fog patches, otherwise fine and warm but hot in the Lowveld. It will become partly cloudy on the Highveld from the afternoon.

3. Limpopo:

Cloudy along the escarpment and Lowveld in the morning with morning fog patches, otherwise fine and warm to hot but partly cloudy in the west.

4. North-West:

Fine, windy and warm, but partly cloudy in the east, spreading to the central parts by the afternoon.

5. Free State:

Fine, windy and warm, becoming partly cloudy in the east by the afternoon.

6. Northern Cape:

Fine and warm, becoming partly cloudy with afternoon rain in the extreme west where it will be cold.

The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong north-westerly becoming moderate south-westerly from the evening.

7. Western Cape:

Morning fog in places along the west coast, otherwise partly cloudy and cold with rain from late morning in the west and south-west. It will be fine and cool to warm in the Karoo and eastern parts of the south-coast.

The wind along the coast will be light to moderate northerly along the south coast at first, otherwise fresh to strong north-westerly to westerly becoming gale to strong gale between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas from the afternoon.

The expected UVB sunburn index: Low

8. Western half of the Eastern Cape:

Fine, windy and warm, becoming partly cloudy in the west from the evening.

The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh north-westerly, but fresh to strong south-westerly in the afternoon.

9. Eastern half of the Eastern Cape:

Windy over the interior, otherwise fine and warm, but cool in the north.

The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh north-easterly, becoming fresh to strong south-westerly from the south in the evening.

10. KwaZulu-Natal:

Partly cloudy at first, otherwise fine and warm but hot in places over the north-east.

The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh north-easterly.

The expected UVB sunburn index: High

 

 

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