Weather: First taste of winter

2009-04-19 00:00

Haul out those woolly scarves, gloves and jackets and get ready for the cold wet snap that is set to grip the province from today.

The weather office predicts snow on the high-lying peaks of the southern Drakensberg from this evening, and warns of icy temperatures tomorrow.

Pietermaritzburg, the weatherman says, can expect a maximum of 13°C tomorrow with a 30% chance of rain.

Today’s expected high is 18°C with a 60% chance of rain.

An advisory for very cold conditions over the Berg tomorrow was issued yesterday, with a warning of very rough seas with wave heights in excess of three- and-a-half metres along the south coast from this evening.

The good news is the weather should clear in time for Wednesday’s voting .

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