Archive | August 17, 2020

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Snow Alert

Snow is set to fall overnight on Monday in Cape Town as a cold front hits the Western Cape. Officials have warned residents to stay indoors.

Cape Town residents are in for some freezing temperatures and snowfall this week.

Temperatures are expected to drop to the mid-teens during the day, with below zero temperatures in the evening from Tuesday until Thursday.

The South African Weather Service says there will be very cold weather and disruptive snowfall over the high-lying areas of the Cape Winelands, Central Karoo, and Garden Route Districts overnight on Monday.

Heavy rainfall is also expected to lead to localised flooding across the province.

According to Snow Report SA’s Richard Le Sueur, the low-level snowfall will mainly affect motorists driving along mountain passes across the Cape.

Le Sueur says there’s already been a significant amount of snowfall in the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, and Lesotho over the past few days.

More snow watchers are expected to brave the cold as provincial boundaries reopen under level 2 on Tuesday.

At the same time, the Western Cape Disaster Management Centres and emergency responders are on standby for the severe weather forecasted for this coming week.

Local Government and Environmental Affairs MEC Anton Bredell is urging the public to stay indoors and off the roads over this period.

“We want to make the public aware of the latest weather warnings and in particular, highlight the risks of being outdoors during these weather conditions”, the MEC says in a statement.

Members of the public are urged to contact the relevant disaster management entities as quickly as possible should an emergency occur.

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