SA warned of next intense cold front

Cape Town - South Africans were warned on Monday to get ready for yet another intense cold front over the next few days.

The SA Weather Service said the cold front will make landfall in the Western Cape on Tuesday with rainfall expected in the province, forecaster Jan Vermeulen told News24.

Then on Wednesday residents in the province will experience very stormy weather with snow forecast for mountain ranges in Ceres, Stellenbosch, Montagu and Swellendam.

Heavy rainfall is also expected in the Cape Metropole and the Winelands.

The stormy weather will make its way to the Eastern Cape and Northern Cape on Wednesday and strong gale force winds are expected in the Eastern Cape interior.

By Friday the storm is expected to make its way to the northern parts of the country, said Vermeulen.

The City of Cape Town Disaster Management’s Wilfred Solomons-Johannes was unavailable for comment.

According to Snow Report, up to 10cm of snow or more is expected in the Western Cape mountain ranges, including Matroosberg.

Snow is also expected in the Eastern Cape and southern and central Lesotho on Thursday night and Friday morning, and in northern Lesotho and the Sani Pass area early on Friday. Snow is not likely to fall in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands due to a lack of moisture.

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- News24
Patricia Roos Fletcher 2014-08-25 01:17:20 PM
Brrr no summer yet.
Matewis Jubilai 2014-08-25 01:33:18 PM
Dangnammit, that's what I get for being naively optimistic. I thought we could ride this nice weather out to October!
Bert Verlinde 2014-08-25 01:35:47 PM
Werner Nel 2014-08-25 01:37:50 PM
And I thought we are done drinking OBS for the year.
Andre Jansen Van Vuuren 2014-08-25 01:55:57 PM
Sulette Van Der Berg 2014-08-25 01:57:44 PM
looks like summer has been cancelled this year :-(
Reinardt Bronkhorst 2014-08-25 02:13:30 PM
Bring it on! Banish this miserable summer.
angelanair3 2014-08-25 02:16:38 PM
Ag nee man! WTF! Who is manipulating the weather? Must be the damn liberals! Heh heh
Venicia Williams 2014-08-25 02:17:51 PM
Our name suits us just perfectly...'Cape of Storms and then Cape of Good Hope'...won't change my town for any other!
Gonda Lyons 2014-08-25 02:27:54 PM
Looked so foreward to the end of this dreary winter tunnel and now its going to be back. Sunshine is such a mood lifter!! I dont think I could ever live in england, Ill die of depression!