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Light Snowfall and Rain Expected for SA This Week

Light Snowfall and Rain Expected for SA This Week

According to the South African Weather Bureau, rain and snow (in some areas) are expected for South Africa this week. According to Vox Weather, it will be an icy Tuesday morning in the Western Cape, moving along the South Coast due to a cut-off low system.

Widespread thundershowers are expected on Tuesday in the Northern Cape, most of the North West province, FreeState, and parts of the Cape provinces.

Isolated showers will reach the Western Cape and Eastern Cape around midday on Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to drop low enough for light snowfall on the mountain peaks of Sani Pass, Drakensberg, and Lesotho.

More showers and thundershowers are expected over parts of the Northern Cape, spreading to parts of the Western, Eastern Cape, Free State, and North-West on Tuesday and reaching Gauteng by Wednesday.

The South Coast will have a sunny day but isolated thundershowers are predicted for later.

Vox Weather warned that severe thunderstorms moving in from Namibia could affect Upington and neighboring towns in the late afternoon.

In Mpumalanga, cloudy and foggy weather is expected for the day. Gauteng will also have mostly cloudy weather with a slight chance of isolated showers.

Light snowfall expected over the following areas:

  • Lesotho
  • Eastern Cape
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Senqu
  • Barkly East
  • Matatiele
  • Elundini
  • Nqanqarhu
  • Maclear
  • Sakhisizwe
  • Elliot
WATCH: Light snowfall expected for TODAY in parts of SA - here is the latest

The Weather Bureau warned that the accumulation of snow might result in isolated loss of vulnerable livestock and urged small stock farmers to shelter animals. Residents should dress warmly and avoid high mountain passes.


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