Cold weather, heavy rain and Berg snow expected this week
YOU may be sweating and sizzling today, but from tomorrow temperatures will start to plummet and by Thursday icy temperatures will be the order of the day.
There are high hopes that the cold front invading the country this week will result in some good rain in Pietermaritzburg and the Midlands.
The SA Weather Service (Saws) yesterday issued a press release warning of unseasonally cold weather and heavy rain expected in the coming days, with a warning to farmers to take measures to protect their stock. Heavy snow is expected in the Berg tomorrow night.
Hannelee Doubell, spokesperson at Saws, said the cold weather will arrive in southern KwaZuluNatal to morrow, spreading to the rest of KZN on Thursday, accompanied by maximum temperatures in the midteens, and single digit maximum temperatures in highlying areas of southwestern KZN.
“Small stock farmers are strongly advised to take preemptive measures at an early stage, ahead of the onset of the inclement weather, to protect their livestock during this unseasonal cold snap,” Doubell added.
Snow heavy enough to close mountain passes is expected in the Western and Eastern Cape from tomorrow.
KZN can expect heavy rain tomorrow, persisting into Thursday with a chance of flooding.
Doubell warned it will remain cold and windy over much of the interior of South Africa on Thursday.
She urged the public to regularly follow weather forecasts on television and radio.
Updated information can also be found at www.weathersa.co.za as well as via the SA Weather Service Twitter account @SAWeatherServic.