16.9.2019 01:49 pm
Rain isn’t on the cards at the moment and only the southern areas of the country can expect cold spells.
Summer is here, Gauteng!
The SA Weather Service says a number of cold fronts are expected this month and maybe in early September.
‘The ongoing problem area is the Gouritz River catchment area which feeds a big part of the interior Karoo region.’
Gale force north-westerly winds of between 65 and 80km/h have been forecast between Table Bay and Cape Agulhas.
The City reportedly did make emergency shelter available to the affected communities, however, these offers weren’t accepted.
The Sutherland area of the Northern Cape is predicted to get the heaviest snowfalls, with up to 20cm possible.
We can expect a drop in temperatures, especially from Tuesday, when only a windy high of 20°C and a low of 4°C is forecast.
Light snowfall is expected over the Eastern Cape.
European temperatures were around 2C hotter than normal, and globally Earth was 0.1C hotter than the previous June record.
It will be colder in Gauteng from afternoon.
Gauteng is expected to experience cold nights and cool days this week.
Residents are requested to contact the public emergency communication centre in cases of emergencies.
Fishing communities along the south-western coastline are strongly urged not to venture out to sea on Friday evening as the province braces itself for gale force winds and heavy rain.