Cold, rain predicted for Western Cape

Cold, rain predicted for Western Cape

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) says a cold front is expected to hit parts of western and southern South Africa from Thursday.


The Western Cape can expect showers and rain as well as a drop in temperatures.

“We are expecting quite an intense cold front to make landfall over the southwestern parts of the country on Thursday,” says forecaster Mbavhi Maliage.

“Already overnight we are expecting quite a lot of rainfall, especially over the Western Cape.”


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Cold conditions are also expected in parts of the Eastern Cape.

“There is also a watch for flooding in some parts of the Western Cape," says Maliage.

The Western Cape and Eastern Cape coastal regions can also expect strong winds on Thursday.

“The interior of the country won’t necessarily be affected by the rainfall but rather cold conditions that are associated with the front,” Maliage adds.

The cold conditions are expected to stretch until Saturday.

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