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Cold front expected to bring rain and snow to parts of Eastern Cape from Thursday

May 11, 2017
Cold front expected to bring rain and snow to parts of Eastern Cape from Thursday

cold front is forecast to make landfall later on Thursday bringing with it much-needed rain and snow to parts of the Eastern Cape province.

The weather forecast is for a partly cloudy and cool day that becomes cloudy from the afternoon with isolated showers and thundershowers but scattered along the coast and adjacent interior

According to the South African Weather Services website on Thursday morning; "Light snowfalls are possible over the high mountains in the north east, becoming heavy over the southern Drakensberg area from Friday evening."

Meanwhile SnowReport SA said; "As can been seen on the forecast map, we are now expecting snow in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Free State, Lesotho and KwaZulu Natal.

"The cold and wet weather will arrive in the Western Cape during Thursday morning, with the first light snowfalls being expected on Thursday afternoon in the Western Cape.

"Thursday night will see some light falls in the Northern Cape, Western Cape and Eastern Cape, and by Friday morning, the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Lesotho and the KwaZulu Natal Drakensberg will get some snow.

"This will continue through the day on Friday and into the night, with some heavy falls being possible over the KwaZulu Natal Drakensberg and a good possibility at this stage of some snow settling in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands."

SnowReport SA also said that there is also a chance that light snowfalls could extend into the Free State into the Golden Gate and Clarens area during Friday night.

"By sunrise on Saturday, all snow falls will be tailing off. This forecast is still subject to change, and will be updated daily going forward," it added.