The first proper snowfall of 50cm is being predicted for the high peaks of Lesotho and some parts of South Africa this week, according to Gauteng Weather.
Snow in Lesotho is anticipated for Monday evening – 10cm is predicted to fall. Motorists should be on the lookout for slippery road conditions.
Temperatures are expected to dip to a low of 2°C and a high of 15°C for most of the week in the Gauteng province – which is in the midst of a cold snap.
According to Land Water on Facebook, the West Coast can expect adverse weather conditions this week.
“Cold (and rain) arcs north along the West Coast and it fragments over the interior due to the dominant westerly angle. We deal with several cold steps that will also add more “southwest” during the afternoon = the Cape and southern coast (and parts of the adjacent interiors) are targeted with mostly lower volumes,” they said in their post.
Another warning was issued for KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape: “If you live in the eastern Eastern Cape and KZN in particular, please keep a close eye on warnings from the Weather Service? Tuesday-Wednesday + (note the plus) carries potential for DANGEROUS conditions especially closer to the coast, but NOT just limited to the coast. Northerly fan potential (east) is also uncertain, with rain that will spread. We work with a VERY DANGEROUS Closed Low in the upper air = a cold-core upper air low-pressure system with closed circulation that holds three development phases: Close-off, Tear-off and Cut-off, each a “Low” in their own right,” said the Land Water page.