Weather Update: Cold conditions leading in rainy week along SA coasts

2016-07-03 18:02 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - The South African Weather Service warns that, despite extremely cold conditions in the Western Cape and southern parts of the Northern Cape interior, extremely high fire dangers are expected in the northernmost parts of the Northern Cape and along the Namibian coast on Monday, 4 July. 

Single digit minimum temperatures are still expected in various areas across the country. Maximum temperatures will be warmer, but cold in the interior stretching from the Western Cape to Gauteng. 

Although no rain is expected for Monday, a cold front approaches the country from Tuesday, bringing with it rain along the coasts. On Wednesday, rain and cold temperatures are expected from Cape Town to Durban. 

Very cold conditions are expected to move over the country along with this cold front. Snow Report SA confirmed similar conditions, saying, "It looks like the Western Cape and Eastern Cape will get snow again from Wednesday, 6 July, and maybe KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday ,7 July. 

Over the weekend, cold conditions and snow also dominated across most of SA - in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and in KwaZulu-Natal. 

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Snow on Perdekop, mont rochelle, Franschhoek - Julian Atkinson

A photo posted by Snow Report South Africa (@snowreportsa) on


Sani Pass

A photo posted by Snow Report South Africa (@snowreportsa) on



Temperatures on Monday will be cool across the country, but warm along the Northern Cape coast and the Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape. 

On Saturday, Johannesburg in Gauteng will reach a high of 18°C, Pretoria will reach 19°C and Bloemfontein in the Free State will reach 16°C.

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Along the coasts, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth will reach a high of 22°C. 

Minimum temperatures will be cold. In the Northern Cape, Sutherland will drop to -5°C. 


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