Cold front: ‘Wetter, colder and windy’ weather for the Western Cape
‘Even though it is Spring Day today, keep those blankets and jackets close at hand for the anticipated wetter, colder and windy conditions,’ said the weather service.
The South African Weather Service (SAWS) advised Western Cape residents to brace for a “significant change” in weather in the coming days, in a statement on Thursday, 1 September.
“After a couple of warmer days over the Western Cape this week, a significant change in the weather is expected from Sunday into Monday, due to a cold front that will make landfall over the south-western parts on Sunday afternoon,” said the weather service.
A COLD FRONT APPROACHES THE WESTERN CAPE
Daytime temperatures are expected to drop over the extreme western parts of the country on Sunday, 4 September, as a result of the cold front. It will be windy, as well, with isolated to scattered showers and rain of between 5 to 10mm. The Cape Winelands is expected to see a bit more rainfall with 15 to 20mm.
The wet weather will persist until Monday morning and light snowfall is expected over the mountain peaks of the Cape Winelands and southern high grounds of the Northern Cape, which will be very cold.
The rest of the western parts of the country are expected to be cold and windy on the day.
“Therefore, even though it is Spring Day today (1 September), keep those blankets and jackets close at hand for the anticipated wetter, colder and windy conditions,” said the weather service.