Weather Update: Rain, snow expected heading up to the weekend

2016-05-12 17:13 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - The South African Service has indicated that Saffas should prepare for a cold and wet Friday and weekend, with rain forecast over the most of the country. 

A 60% chance of rain can be expected across the interior, over the eastern and northern parts of the Northern Cape, North West province, the Free State and northernmost parts of the Eastern Cape. A broad band of isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected from the North West through the western parts to the south-western and south-eastern parts of the country. 

In the rest of the country, expect in the Cape Peninsula, along the East Coast and in Mpumalanga and Limpopo, no rain has been forecast. 

Snowfall, however, can be expected in KwaZulu-Natal, the South African parts of the Drakensberg, as well as in Lesotho. 

Snow Report SA says, " It appears as if snow could potentially fall over the Drakensberg surrounding Sani Pass as well as the Lesotho Maluti Mountains this Friday night into the early hours of Saturday morning. So far it looks as if it will be light flurries."

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It will be cloudy over the western and central parts of the country, otherwise partly cloudy with morning fog over the northern interior of KwaZulu-Natal as well as along the Namibian coast. 

Minimum temperatures will be very cold in the south-western interior, otherwise cold but mild along the coast. 

Maximum temperatures will also be cold over the south-western interior, otherwise cool but warm in the east and north. 

Johannesburg can expect a maximum temperature of 24°C on Friday, while Bloemfontein in the Free State will be 17°C. 

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Along the coasts, Cape Town will be 18°C. Port Elizabeth can expect a high of 23°C, while Durban will be a mild 26°C.