23.9.2020 02:14 pm
SAWS warned that the province should brace itself for the cold front, which will result in rainfall, spreading along the south coast and eastern coast on Saturday.
Despite the season of hot mornings, longer days and shorter nights creeping in, some parts of the country might experience temperature drops and rainfall this weekend due to the cold front that is expected to hit the Western Cape on Friday, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) has confirmed.
The KZN Cogta department says disaster management teams are continuing to provide support to the 353 people affected by this incident.
This comes as large areas of the Eastern Cape were battered by a cold front, with disruptive snow falling in high-lying areas.
AfriSki resort is bracing for below-freezing temperatures of between -14°C and -15°C as the cold front brings snow and severe winds.
SAWS says some disruptive snowfalls can also be expected over the Western Cape tonight, but mainly over the higher mountains of the region.
Below-zero temperatures are expected to hit the province.
The front will reach Gauteng in full force on Tuesday when highs and lows of 6 and 16 degrees are expected.
In Langa, a tree and wall at Lwazi Centre fell on two structures but did not cause any injuries.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the mercury will dip to below-zero minimum temperatures for Johannesburg (-2°C), with Pretoria falling to 0°C on Thursday.
The cold front is expected to take effect late Monday afternoon.
The powerful gale-force winds were causing severe damage across the Garden Route in the Western Cape.
Gale to strong gale force winds, high seas and flooding can be expected, the South African Weather Service has said.
Law enforcement has advised motorists to be extra careful on wet roads.
In Gauteng, temperatures are expected to drop dramatically overnight on Friday.