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Spring may be around the corner, but the winter chill has five more weeks to give its best; the South African Weather Service has issued weather warnings starting today.

 

South Africa (17 August 2022) – This is probably one of the mildest winters we have had in recent years, and with spring just five weeks away, we are still in for some weather. This coming week will see temps dropping and the possibility of snow high along the higher parts of South Africa. The chill is already in parts of the country.

Vox Weather has shared the forecast for the 17th to the 19th of August. They predict snowfall in parts of South Africa and neighbouring Lesotho. Snow in these parts always means a crisp chill in most of South Africa.

There is also a warning of localised flooding issued along coastal areas. Check out the weather forecast for the next two days below.

The South African Weather Services (SAWS) has issued weather advisories and a Yellow level 2 warning to help people prepare for the coming weather. The warnings are mostly directed at residents within the Northern Cape and those living in the Western Cape, along the border between the provinces.

“The public and small stock farmers should be advised that loss of vulnerable livestock and crops can be expected due to the combination of very cold, windy and wet conditions. The weak and frail may also be vulnerable since their bodies won’t be able to retain their heat as easily.

Instruction: Small stock farmers should provide shelter for their vulnerable livestock and cover sensitive crops. Shelter, soup and blankets should be provided to the weak and frail where possible.”

The warnings for the Eastern Cape are as follows:

“Angora and small stock farmers are advised to shelter small stock until Monday.

Hikers and outdoor recreational activities will be exposed to these conditions and may contract Hypothermia if precautions are not taken.

Slippery roads resulting in minor accidents can be expected along the mountain passes.

Minor damages to properties/settlements can be expected along the coastal areas, due to strong winds from Sunday into Monday.

Pubic will need to dress warmly and ensure protection against wind-chill factor and rain, and also nee to secure their properties.”


Sources: SAWS 
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