Cold front to bring more snow, rain

2012-08-11 22:41

Cape Town - The cold front from Cape Town will spread into other provinces, SA Weather Services said on Saturday.

Forecaster Edwin Thema said there will be rough seas from Alexander Bay in the Northern Cape and Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape.

The Free State and KwaZulu-Natal will also be affected.

"Snowfall can be expected over high grounds in the Western Cape, parts of the Northern Cape and spreading to the high ground of the Eastern Cape into Lesotho. The Free State can expect light snowfall," Thema said.

The cold front is also expected to pass through Gauteng and Limpopo on Sunday.

"[It will bring] showers to the central and southern parts of the county and then very cold conditions in the high grounds of the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Lesotho, the high grounds of KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga."

Earlier on Saturday, the Cape disaster management centre said it was on high alert following reports of flooding in several townships. Phola Park, Rasta Camp, Masiphumelele, Lotus Park, Wallacedene, Happy Valley and Phillip informal settlements were all affected.

Several houses lost their roofs in the high winds.

Emergency workers provided blankets and parcels to those affected.

Chapman's Peak Drive has also been closed off since Friday.

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  • lownabester - 2012-08-11 22:57

    Getting too much for me. It icy here.

      mandy.komlosy - 2012-08-13 11:36

      I love this cold, rainy, grey weather. But in saying so, I feel so sorry for those who aren't fortunate enough to have adequate shelter, warmth, food, etc. And the animals too!!! Some are just so neglected. My dogs are so spoilt - they have duvets and blankets - more than a lot of people do. So when we're all tucked and and warm - spare a thought for all those who aren't and then - do something about it if you can!

      gary.bloom.967 - 2012-08-14 13:12

      How the hell can someone gives this a thumbs down?...........seriously?

  • ferreira.charmaine - 2012-08-11 23:07

    Wish for some cold here in Durban! Just wind and a cool breeze!

      Raai.wie - 2012-08-11 23:13

      Must say we had a nice sunny day in durbs today, but this cold ain't nice.

  • a18nukem - 2012-08-11 23:11

    Oh no not again :(

  • des.cider - 2012-08-11 23:15

    According to the report, forecasters expect snow, rough seas and heavy rainfall. Where can I go surfing in Centurion?

      mark.wiercx - 2012-08-11 23:21

      @des.cider : on the web. try :-) wave/wave/wave

  • Vickela Mumby - 2012-08-12 07:20

    Brace yourselves!

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-08-12 07:54

    I remember in 1980 I was at work in my Germiston office with a delicious back view over the tin roof of an old bioscope, and there raged this blizzard against a black sky, and the first news was a youngster was killed by a snowball in Ellis Park. The bookkeeper deposited a snow pudding on the senior partner's desk. Be gentle with your fun.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-12 08:02


      Ina - 2012-08-12 09:02

      Can't think why you got thumbs downs here JS, and you are right, sometimes the 'fun' things, can get out of hand. This cold has now really overstayed its welcome, and I can't wait for summer. Never was a winter-person anyway.

  • knox.xisalahosi - 2012-08-12 08:11

    Cold front will spread to other provinces like Limpopo

  • kseafield - 2012-08-12 11:27


  • godfrey.phoku - 2012-08-12 12:01

    Bring it on...

  • alex.wisani - 2012-08-12 12:59

    i feel sory 4 my parents free state eish...!ya rothola

  • enoch.sphola - 2012-08-12 13:22

    Winter is almost over

  • boitumelo.makhele.5 - 2012-08-12 13:43

    shame on us dis winter z going 2 kill us neh!

  • olivia.karnak - 2012-08-13 09:30

    I am loving this weather!!! Winter, please stay longer.

  • olivia.karnak - 2012-08-13 09:32

    I could have this kind of weather all year sun, just cold grey skies, rain and even snow, LOVE IT!!!

      frankflower - 2012-08-14 09:49

      Olivia!!! You are my soulmate! Sunshine is just so... erm... too much! I want stormy weather all year round!

      Mark - 2012-08-14 13:34

      Go live in the UK then

  • bmaestro - 2012-08-13 13:45


  • jody.beggs - 2012-08-13 14:16

    If its too cold , your too old !

  • solardrius.velandro - 2012-08-13 18:58

    Where's Global Warming when you need it.

  • jimi.harrison.7 - 2012-08-13 19:44

    Instead of throwing rocks at cars, the squatters should put them on their huts roofs to prevent the wind blowing the zink sheets away.....

  • Msika - 2012-08-14 10:58

    Bring it on! Wow! Cant wait!

  • lerato.mautlane - 2012-08-14 11:49

    Can ppl that want this cold whether to stay move to ice land or Alaska?? Its supposed to be sunny SA, i miss summer badly!!!

  • comurray - 2012-08-15 08:57


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