Massive cold front to hit Southern Africa in the next two days
South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned that strong winds, heavy rainfalls, and snow in some parts of the country should be expected this week.
SAWS said the “mammoth” cold front was developing in the South Atlantic
KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is among the provinces that are set to be feeling the cold front. Other provinces include Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Northern Cape and some neighbouring countries.
The winds have started blowing in some parts of KZN. The cold front is expected to make a landfall in the latest hours of Thursday or early hours of Friday this week.
“Extremely strong costal & interior winds expected with the cold front arriving on Thursday, need to say that there will be an extreme high fire risk in many areas.” Said SAWS.
The public and small stock farmers are warned to give attention to the heavy rain, flooding, gale force winds and snowfall that would affect mostly high lying areas.
“Please use common sense with winds like this,” SAWS argued. Their snow fall dictator models show signs of strengthening as the cold front gains momentum as it is approaching the country.
Gauteng Weather said the cold front is a “monster”. “It spans from just below SA & over parts of the Cape, through the South West Atlantic Ocean,” said the Gauteng Weather in a tweet.
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