If you’re feeling the cold this winter - it’s not just you

2011-07-18 00:00

IF you think this winter is colder that last year’s — it is, and there’s worse to come.

“When you compare last year’s winter season in Pietermaritzburg with this year, you can see that this year has been much colder because stronger significant weather systems are moving along the coastline and penetrating the city,” said South African Weather Services forecaster Stacy Colborne of the Durban weather office.

The average maximum temperature in the city in June 2010 was 23°C and this year it was 21,9°C.

There was a decrease of the minimum temperature by 0,3°C, compared to the previous winter.

Colborne told The Witness that last year, cold fronts moved over from the south-western Cape to the south-east coast and would miss KwaZulu-Natal.

However, this year the cold fronts are moving into KwaZulu-Natal and creating cold conditions and rain.

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