Cold front ex­pected to bring down tem­per­a­tures

The Citizen (KZN) - - News - Chi­som Jen­nif­fer Okoye

Af­ter the week started with hot tem­per­a­tures across the coun­try, the South African Weather Ser­vice says there will be some re­lief as cooler tem­per­a­tures and rain is ex­pected for the rest of the week.

Weather fore­caster Ed­ward En­gel­brecht said a cold front was ex­pected to en­ter the coun­try from the south­ern coast to­day, which would lead to a 30% chance of rain along the south­west­ern coast of the West­ern Cape.

“It will be a weak cold front and would cool down the tem­per­a­tures across the coun­try, with iso­lated thun­der­show­ers ex­pected in the af­ter­noon in most parts of the coun­try, ex­cept the in­te­rior parts of the West­ern Cape and the ex­treme south­west­ern parts of the North­ern Cape,” he said.

De­spite the rain, most parts of the coun­try were ex­pected to see hot tem­per­a­tures.

Parts of the Eastern Cape, West­ern Cape and the North­ern Cape would ex­pe­ri­ence tem­per­a­tures as high as 38°C.

The cold front was ex­pected to usher in cool tem­per­a­tures to­mor­row, par­tic­u­larly in the West­ern Cape, Eastern Cape, south­ern parts of the North­ern Cape and the south­ern parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

En­gel­brecht said while the warm to hot con­di­tions were ex­pected to con­tinue on Fri­day and Satur­day with tem­per­a­tures in the mid 30s, there was a 60% chance of rain in the eastern parts of the coun­try, in­clud­ing the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and eastern parts of the Free State.

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