Snow on passes could be disruptive

Oops, SA Weather Service says snowfalls may be heavier on mountain passes than expected and may even be “disruptive”.

Take care and enjoy those African snowscapes!

Windguru says frontal cloud will hit Grahamstown at 5pm. It’s windy now.

Please find a summary of the expected weather for the Eastern Cape from the SA Weather Service:

NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED in EASTERN CAPE

 

Friday 1st July

A cold front sweeps over the Western and Eastern Cape on Friday, followed by a ridging high pressure.

The result is a deep layer of moisture with low freezing levels passing over the Eastern Cape during Friday with showers in places and snowfall over the high terrain. From mid-morning onwards.

 

Disruptive snowfall is expected over mountain passes in the South, Central and North Eastern parts of the province.

Mountain ranges in which passes may be closed are: Outeniqua Mountains, Winterberg and the Southern Drakensberg (North Eastern corner of EC).

 

Snow is also expected over the Sneeuberg, but the duration of snowfall is shorter in that area, but it seems to be more intense, thus resulting in a chance of passes being closed.

 

Small stock farmers are advised that cold wet and windy conditions are expected by Friday afternoon

From the west and that precautions should be introduced this afternoon.

 

Saturday 2nd July

No rainfall is expected on Saturday except in the early hours of the morning over the extreme

Eastern parts of province (East of Mthatha).

 

The only area where small stock farmers need to take care on Saturday night is the North Eastern

extremes of the province.

 

Sunday 3rd July

Sunny weather is expected with a temperatures recovering to the mid to high teens

 

Temperatures for today and tomorrow are shown below:

Friday Saturday
MIN MAX MIN MAX
Graaff – Reinet 2 17 0 11
Grahamstown 5 19 1 13
Cradock 2 20 -2 12
Queenstown 6 20 0 11
Port St Johns 14 26 10 16
Mthatha 5 26 0 13
Aliwal North -1 17 -5 9
Uitenhage 5 21 2 16
Plettenberg Bay 10 15 7 13
Bhisho 5 20 3 14  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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