Gauteng temperatures to drop over the weekend as dam levels dip
firstname.lastname@example.org A COLD snap is set to sweep into Pretoria this weekend after a few weeks of relatively warm weather.
The SA Weather Service yesterday cautioned the public to prepare for a significant drop in temperatures from today. Meteorologists said the cold front was expected to hit Gauteng last night, and it was nothing to be alarmed about since it was not yet summer.
“This is normal winter conditions; cloudy conditions and small chances of drizzle can be expected. Pretoria will experience very cool air on Saturday, but the weather does not look good at all on Sunday for the city, as it will be very cold. But people must be glad the cold front will clear on Monday,” the weatherman said.
The south of Gauteng can expect the coldest conditions than other parts of the province, with a drizzle expected today, which will be good news for the Vaal River System.
The decreasing levels in the Vaal River System had a corresponding impact on the system. The system, which was at 83.9% last week, decreased by 0.4% this week and is sitting at 83.5%, the Department of Water and Sanitation said.
During this time last year the system stood at a firm 79.3%.
The Vaal River System consists of 14 dams, which are the backbone of the commercial capital of Gauteng, supplying uninterrupted water to households and industry sector.
The department said the 14 dams had shrunk slightly.