News 9.5.2016 09:33 am

Cold weather here to stay-SA Weather Services

Construction workers stand around a fire to keep warm, 06 June 2014, in Industria West, Johannesburg.  Residents of Johannesburg are expecting temperatures to drop as a cold front passes through the country. Picture: Alaister Russell

Construction workers stand around a fire to keep warm, 06 June 2014, in Industria West, Johannesburg. Residents of Johannesburg are expecting temperatures to drop as a cold front passes through the country. Picture: Alaister Russell

“Residents can expect another drop in temperatures as of this coming Friday.”-Phakula

There will not be significant improvements in temperatures this week, which means the cold weather will persist for the better part of this week, the South African Weather Services warned on Monday.

Speaking to The Citizen, forecaster Venetia Phakula said even in the event of an improvement, it will not be that much, but only by a degree or two.

Some of the provinces that have been affected by cold weather, include Gauteng, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal where heavy rainfall was recorded this past weekend.

“Residents can expect another drop in temperatures as of this coming Friday.

“Temperatures in Pretoria are expected to range between 22 andc 25 degrees celsius, and between 20 and 22 for Johannesburg this week, which means we have now reached a point where daytime temperatures will not be going higher than the mid 20s” Phakula said.

Minimum temperatures are also expected to remain in the cool category.

Meanwhile the rainfall that had gripped KwaZulu-Natal at the weekend, is expected to start moderating later on Monday.-stevent@citizen.co.za

 

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