What's up with the weather at the moment?

By Hilda Van Dyk
22 August 2016

Hot, cold, hot, cold . . . Don't pack away your winter woolies just yet!

The end of the chilly season may be in sight, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the cold weather. Kgoloselo Mahlangu, a meteorologist at the South African weather service, says 1 September is officially the end of winter and the beginning of spring. But before we start celebrating, we’ll have to keep our scarves and beanies out for a while yet – because there are another few cold fronts on the way.

“The cold front affecting the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng today will have passed by Wednesday, but by Monday another cold front will hit the Western and Northern Cape. We’ll only be able to see closer to the time how it will affect Gauteng,” Kgoloselo says.

According to the met man, tomorrow will be colder than today, with temperatures such as a minimum of 3°C in Pretoria, rising to a maximum of 21°C. In Johannesburg the mercury will drop to 1°C, while it will be still icier in Vereeniging, where it will plummet to -3°C. These two cities will get steadily warmer in the course of the day, reaching between 17 and 18°C.

In Cape Town the morning temperature will be 8°C, rising to 17°C during the day. Although the afternoon temperature in Bloemfontein will be the same as Cape Town, it will have an icy -2°C start to the day.

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