Damaging winds, showers, snow, season's first black frost expected as cold front moves up

JUNE 8, 2017
Damaging winds, showers, snow, season's first black frost expected as cold front moves up

The Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service on Wednesday said that there is a danger of runaway fires in all parts of the province as hot and gale force winds associated with a cold front that lashed the Western Cape on Tuesday and Wednesday move up.

The warning comes amid reports of devastation and carnage after the moster storm fanned several wild fires in Port Elizabeth, the Kouga area as well in Knysna and other areas. Cars were reportely toppled over and trees uprooted in parts of the Eastern Cape on Wednesday.

Sampson said that the cold front will sweeps over the Eastern Cape, with gale force winds expected between Plettenberg Bay and Port Alfred.

"Light snowfall is possible over the North Eastern Escarpment (Eastern Cape Drakensberg)," he added.

"Isolated rain showers are expected along the coast between Plettenberg bay and Port Alfred." 

Friday 09/06/2017:

"It will clear gradually from the west."

According to the SA Weather Services website, the first black frost of the season is expected in places in the northern interior of the Eastern .