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Warning: Very COLD weather predicted this WEEK in parts of SA

The South African logo The South African 2022/08/15 Corné van Zyl
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Very COLD weather is still expected on Monday and the rest of the week in several parts of the country.

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WARNING OF COLD WEATHER FOR REST OF WEEK

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a weather advisory for Monday.

“Angora and small stock farmers are advised to shelter small stock until Monday. Hikers and outdoor recreational activities will be exposed to these conditions and may contract Hypothermia if precautions are not taken.”

SAWS

It furthermore warned of slippery roads resulting in minor accidents along the mountain passes.

“Minor damages to properties/settlements can be expected along the coastal areas due to strong winds from Sunday into Monday.”

The cold weather was expected to continue until midnight on Monday.

“Small stock farmers to shelter animals. Pubic will need to dress warmly and ensure protection against wind-chill factors and rain, and also need to secure their properties. Drivers to be aware of possible slippery conditions along the mountain passes.”

SAWS

SNOWFALL WAS CONFIRMED ON SUNDAY

According to VoxWeather cold weather will continue on Monday and Tuesday, with another cold front moving in on Wednesday. It furthermore warned that more than 40mm of rain is expected in parts of the Western Cape on Thursday.

Are you in the area where snow is expected? We would love to see your photos. Please email your photos to Corne@thesouthafrican.com – remember to include the area and your details.

ICY WEATHER PREDICTED, INCLUDING SNOW

According to VoxWeather, this is the third cold front over the weekend. The second cold front made landfall on Friday morning and brought scattered showers and COLD conditions to the Western and Southern Cape.

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VoxWeather said there was a significant drop in temperature reaching Gauteng on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) warned that snowfall is also possible over the high-lying areas of the Cape Provinces.

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AFFECTED AREAS INCLUDE:

  • Hantam
  • Calvinia
  • Karoo Hoogland
  • Sutherland
  • Beaufort West
  • Witzenberg
  • Ceres
  • Laingsburg
  • Prince Albert

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HERE ARE THE TOP FIVE PLACES IN SA TO GO HUNT FOR SNOW IN AUGUST:

  • Underberg: Snowfalls in the Underberg can occur anywhere from May through to October. The highest recorded snowfall in the area and, therefore, possibly the best time to go in search of snow is in August. Situated a mere 40kms from Underberg, Sani Pass is a great snow spot to explore, with the first winter snowfall having fallen there in late May this year. Be advised though, that you need a 4 x 4 to drive up the pass.
  • Golden Gate: The winter months in Golden Gate are very cold and temperatures can plummet to between -9 and -15°C. Snow is no stranger to this area.
  • Midlands: Winter in the Natal Midlands is cool and dry, with occasional snow and frost and average temperatures of 6°C. August 2021 saw the KZN Midlands transformed into a white-blanketed wonderland along with other large parts of SA previously untouched by it.

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