Light SNOW and very cold weather conditions are expected in several parts of South Africa TODAY. These areas will be affected.
By: Corné van Zyl
The weather services warned that light SNOW is expected in several parts of South Africa TODAY.
THE LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL TODAY
According to VoxWeather forecaster Annette Botha, the light snow is likely late evening on Thursday into Friday (25-26 May).
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“Light snow is likely late evening on Thursday into Friday (25-26 May) in Sutherland and spreading to the north-eastern mountains of the Eastern Cape and southern Drakensberg into Friday.”Annette Botha
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Meanwhile, the SA Weather Service (SAWS) issued several weather warnings for Thursday.
SEVERAL WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR THURSDAY
A level 3 yellow warning for disruptive rain is issued over the southwestern parts of the Western Cape.
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And a yellow level 2 warning for damaging waves between Alexander Bay and Plettenberg Bay was issued for Thursday.
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO DROP SIGNIFICANTLY
“A well-defined cold front with upper air support is expected to make landfall on Thursday (25/05/2023), dropping the daytime temperatures significantly.
“Maximum temperatures may be 10oC and below in places over the southern high-lying areas of the Namakwa region in the Northern Cape and over the interior of the Western Cape, reaching the Eastern Cape Thursday into Friday morning. General cold, wet, and windy conditions will accompany the cold front.”SAWS
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According to the Severe Weather and Information Centre SA, the latest satellite and synoptic images as of today, 23 May, reveal a massive mid-latitude cyclone positioned southwest of South Africa; the tail end of the cold front associated with the system is expected to bring adverse weather conditions.
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COLD FRONTS TO MAKE LANDFALL THIS WEEK
On Thursday, an intense cold front is expected to bring the following adverse weather conditions:
- Cold temperatures
- Moderate to heavy rain
- Potential thunderstorms
- Srong winds
- Rough sea conditions
Anticipated for Thursday, an intense cold front could reach the west coast, affecting the southern high-lying areas of the Namakwa region in the Northern Cape and extending over the interior of the Western Cape.
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