Cold, wet Western Cape weather to leave rest of the country shivering

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The South African Weather Services released a statement earlier today, 11 June, regarding the cold, wet weather in the Western Cape which will impact the rest of the country by the weekend.

The statement reads: “A strong cold front with an associated steep upper trough is expected over the Western Cape and Namakwa District of the Northern Cape on 15 June into 16 June. The public and small stock farmers in the mentioned areas are advised of the following weather alerts:

“Gale-force north-westerly winds (65–70 km/h) are expected between Cape Columbine and Cape Agulhas on Thursday, moderating overnight.

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“Strong to gale-force gusting north-westerly winds (50–70 km/h) are expected over the Western Cape and Namakwa District interior on Thursday into Friday.

“Heavy rain leading to flooding is expected over the City of Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, the western parts of the Overberg and the West Coast District on Thursday and extending into Friday”.

The statement continued: “As the cold front makes its way to the south-eastern parts of the country on Friday 16 June, strong to near gale-force westerly to south-westerly winds (50–60 km/h) can be expected along the Eastern Cape coast with wave heights of between five and seven metres.

Temperatures over the high-lying areas of the Western and Eastern Cape as well as the southern parts of the Northern Cape are expected to drop significantly, with certain areas experiencing very cold conditions. By Saturday, the cold front will have exited the country and cold, dry air will spread to the interior of the country, resulting in cold daytime conditions over the Free State, North West Province, Gauteng and Mpumalanga.”

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Riaan van Zyl
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