Feb 9, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Cold and wet weather predicted for large parts of SA early next week

The SA Weather Service has issued a warning of cold and wet weather in the central interior and parts of the Cape provinces from Monday.

In a statement on Saturday, it said a shutdown low-pressure system is expected to begin Sunday along the Namibian coast and move across the North Cape on Tuesday.

“Showers and thunderstorms are expected over parts of the Cape provinces from Monday, combined with cold daytime temperatures and wind, while parts of the Free State are expected on Tuesday evening and Wednesday and the northwest,” it said.

The weather service said, “Numerical model data does not agree with the predicted intensity and movement of the limiting low in the second half of the week”.

Before however, 24-hour rainfall of 20-35mm is expected over parts of the North Cape, Free State and the North West.

“The start of the rains is expected over the North Cape on Monday, while increasing on Tuesday spread to the Free State and Northwest in the evening. Strong gusty winds of 50km/h are also expected over these areas from Monday,” it said.

Cold daytime temperatures are expected, but snowfall is expected to be limited to the Drakensberg and Lesotho and itself on Wednesday spread to the highlands of the Western Cape and Eastern Cape on Thursday.

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