Think it’s been a testing couple weeks for SA? You’d be dead right, but the weather gods are this week planning to turn the levels up another notch, with a bitter cold snap, and temperatures as low as -8C in the Midlands.
For at least three days we can expect temperatures to dip as low as -4C to -8C in a number of towns in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, according to the latest info from the official SA Weather Service website.
A series of fronts bring very cold & snowy conditions this week.
The 1st one arrives today bringing light rain to the southwestern parts, spreading along the south coast later on.
Fine & cold for the interior. Mild for KZN, the lowveld & parts of N.Cape. Warm for the E.Cape. pic.twitter.com/GHBlqXrVgv
— People°s Weather (@peoples_weather) July 19, 2021
An interesting yardstick is that Howick, which rarely dips below zero, will on Thursday have a high of 11C and a low of -4C, while Friday residents can expect in the region of -6C to 10C. Best to make sure the heaters, extra blankets and woolly hats and scarves are at the ready.
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Underberg can expect more winter pain at 8 to -5C on Thursday and a low of -6C on Friday. The weekend is not much warmer.
But Mooi River, as is often the case, will dish out the meanest bite, with 11C to -7C on Thursday and a vicious 10C to -8C on Friday. Bear in mind, these are best estimates, it could be warmer, or even colder.
In an advanced forecast, Snow Report SA said Lesotho and parts of the Drakensberg were likely to experience some snowfall. It emphasised that conditions would quite possibly change later in the week. Snow Report said in its report that it expects snow to start falling in the western areas on Tuesday and spread further east through the week until Friday. See the latest available report here.