South Africa to experience Damaging Winds, Rain and High Fire Conditions


The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has revealed that the country is expected to experience damaging winds, disruptive rain as well as a high fire danger conditions and icy weather for parts of the country.

SAWS also issued a Yellow Level 2 Warning for disruptive rain as well as localised flooding at informal and formal settlements in the City of Cape Town, western parts of Cape Winelands and Overberg Districts as well as Swartland Municipality over the Western Cape, mainly in the early morning.

SAWS stated:

“Very cold, wet and windy conditions are expected over the interior of the Western Cape the western and southern parts of the Northern Cape, as well as the western parts of the Free State on Thursday until Friday but the eastern parts of the Free State on Saturday. Such conditions are problematic to small stock farmers, particularly in sheering of goats and sheep.”

The weather department also warned that it will be windy in the east of the Northern Cape with cold to cool light rain and showers while the Western Cape will be cloudy and cool with isolated rain and light snow on the extreme north-eastern mountain peaks.

“There will be light snowfalls expected over the Sneeuberg Mountains. The wind along the coast will be fresh to strong south-westerly. In the eastern half of the Eastern Cape, the weather will be fine and cool with light snowfall expected over the southern Drakensberg.

In KwaZulu-Natal, the weather will be fine and cool.

“It will become partly cloudy in the afternoon with isolated showers and thundershowers in the south. Windy conditions over the western high ground or closer to the Drakensberg Mountains. The wind along the coast will be moderate southerly to south-westerly,” SAWS added.