Picture: Doctor Ngcobo African News Agency (ANA)
Picture: Doctor Ngcobo African News Agency (ANA)

Weekend weather alert: Heavy rains and a touch of snow predicted over parts of SA

By Se-Anne Rall Time of article published Apr 29, 2021

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DURBAN: It’s time to haul out the electric blankets and jerseys, as the country is expected to experience a drop in temperature at the weekend.

On Thursday, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued an alert of rains and snow for the weekend.

According to SAWS, the first cold spell of the season is expected this weekend over the southern, central and eastern parts of the country.

"Widespread showers are expected over the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, from today into Friday. Light snowfall is possible in the Drakensberg EC regions and KZN," SAWS said.

The SAWS issued a warning for disruptive rainfall, which could lead to localised flooding, as well as infrastructure damage to parts of the EC and KZN.

An "extremely high fire danger" warning was also predicted over parts of Phokwane LM in the Northern Cape, and over Greater Taung in the North West province.

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