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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