Get those blankets ready! Cold fronts set to hit parts of SA this weekend

02 June 2017

But there's some good news too, Cape Town...

The bad news? Capetonians are going to shiver this weekend.

The good news -- there may actually be some rain on the way for the drought-stricken city.

According to TimesLive, a "monster" storm that one forecaster dubbed “Dik Wednesday” is expected to bring up to 80 mm of rain to the Mother City next week.

Two cold fronts are expected over the next six days, the first of which will arrive in the Western Cape on Saturday afternoon. READ MORE: ‘We may have to truck in water’: De Lille Moderate rain will fall in Cape Town and its surrounding winelands, spreading to the West Coast and Overberg overnight. The South African Weather Service has also forecasted strong winds for regions along the coast and also inland in places like the Northern Cape and the Eastern Cape.

A more aggressive cold front will reach Cape Town on Tuesday evening and is expected to bring widespread rain in the south west parts of the country.

While there is a chance of flash flooding, the South African Weather service warns that these cold fronts won’t be enough to have an effect on the Cape's severe water shortage.

According to Storm Report SA, certain regions can expect up to 80 mm of rain, with snow expected on the Matroosberg and other high peaks in the Western Cape.

The second cold front will bring strong winds, and in certain areas like the Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Free State -- even gale force winds.

It will also be incredibly cold on Thursday and Friday in these provinces.

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