The weather in Africa this week is truly frightening, as severe drops in temperature are predicted across the country. Western and southern regions will be the first to face these icy blows before the severe cold reaches central South Africa. A level 4 snowfall warning will be in effect for the next few days.
At a time when a killer virus is rampant in the country and another round of power outages is expected in the coming days, falling temperatures will be a major test for the population.
This winter so far has been harsh, with several snowstorms already wreaking havoc. And it’s not over yet…
“Snow showers are expected over the southwestern mountain peaks of the Western Cape Tuesday morning, while cold weather is likely to set in over much of the province. Minor snowfall is expected in the higher elevations and mountain ranges of the Eastern Cape, including the Tsitsikamma, Kouga, Sneiberg and Winterberg mountains.” “In addition, devastating snowfalls are expected in many highland areas of the Cape when the SECOND cold front makes landfall on Wednesday. Farmers and citizens are advised to take the necessary precautions ahead of the expected cold snap and provide livestock and pets with adequate shelter and water.”
– A Level 2 yellow warning for snowfall making driving difficult is in effect in the southern parts of the Free State on Thursday.
– A Level 3 yellow warning for destructive snowfall (which will result in possible loss of livestock/vegetation) was issued over high lying areas of the Western Cape on Wednesday.
– A Level 4 Yellow Warning for destructive snowfall is expected Thursday over Lutsberg, Wapadsberg, Penhoek, Outenike, Nico Malan, Winterberg and gravel road passes in Tsitsikamma, Outenike and Baviaanskloof.
– Other Level 4 yellow warnings have been issued this week: One for flooding in Cape Town, Cape Winelands and Overberg on Wednesday, and another for heavy rainfall between Plettenberg Bay and Fish River on Thursday.