A few days of fair weather before the cold snap strikes again

2014-07-14 00:00

AFTER last week’s icy weather South Africa can look forward to a few relatively balmly days before another cold snap will make itself felt.

The South African Weather Service has warned a strong cold front will arrive in the Western Cape on Thursday.

Weather forecaster Christina Thaele said while day temperatures were slowly getting back to normal over most of the country despite low night temperatures, the north-east will be a lot warmer on Friday than it had been the previous week.

She said Pretoria could see 23°C on Friday, compared to the 18°C that had residents bundled up last week.

A high pressure system in the north-east of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, which will today cause overcast conditions and precipitation in these provinces, will lower temperatures in Gauteng by about one degree Celsius today, but from tomorrow the nationals economic hub can look forward to 20-something days again.

Thaele said night and morning temperatures will remain low in areas affected by cold. In KZN, Underberg will be -7°C and Mooi River -6°C.

The cold front expected on Thursday will also drop temperatures in the south-western Cape and cause heavy rain over the Western and Eastern Cape. Snow is again expected on the mountains in the Western Cape.

The cold front will move over the central area of South Africa by Friday, dropping temperatures in the Free State, south-western parts of the Northern Cape and the western part of the Eastern Cape.

Thaele said it is not yet clear how far north the cold will move, but predicts if the front lasts, Gauteng stood to have another cold weekend after a few temperate days.

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