Cold, stormy weather ahead

2011-09-02 07:38
Cape Town - The South African Weather Service has issued several weather warnings for the southern and south-western parts of the country, forecasting cold and stormy conditions for the next few days.

The Western and Eastern Cape have been warned to expect gale to strong gale-force winds between Plettenberg Bay and Port Alfred, with rough seas.

Temperatures in Cape Town will remain low on Friday, with a maximum of 13°C expected. Saturday will see some sunshine in the Mother City, although it will still be cold with a minimum of 7°C and a maximum of 12°C.

Very cold conditions have been forecast for the Northern Cape, with towns like Sutherland and Fraserburg expecting minimum temperatures of 0°C and 2°C respectively.

The Eastern Cape has also been warned to expect gale-force winds and rough seas.

Rough seas and swells of up to nine metres have also been predicted for KwaZulu-Natal, especially in the Kosi Bay area on Saturday.

Gauteng is expected to have spring weather, with cold mornings but maximum temperatures in the mid-20s on Friday and over the weekend.

- SAWS website

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