Level 4 snow warnings issued for parts of South Africa

Posted by Zimasa Katamzi on 12 July 2021

The South African Weather Services has issued level 4 snow warnings to a number of areas in the west of South Africa for the following days.

Level 4 snow warning for parts of South Africa

Cederberg photo credits: Flickr

Winter in the Cape provinces has been extremely cold with floods and damaging winds throughout the past few weeks. Now, the last blast of icy conditions could bring up to 15cm of snow in the coming days.

‘This cold front will cause gale-force winds and significant wave heights between Cape Columbine and Cape Agulhas. Very cold conditions are also expected to set in on Monday and Tuesday, with daytime temperatures plummeting to below 10C,’ the SAWS said.

‘These are the areas where there is a possibility of snowfalls which may be as deep as 5 to 15 cm, over the western mountains in the Western Cape, as well as on the southern high ground of the Northern Cape. These conditions may lead to a loss of vulnerable livestock and crops, particularly on Monday.’

The Western and Northern Cape provinces will experience chilly weather this entire week and some parts of South Africa will see the mercury drop below zero.

Places that have received a warning for snowfall on 12-13 July:

  • Cederberg
  • South Namakwa
  • Witzenberg
  • Brede Valley
  • The east of the Garden Route
  • Centralised Western Cape municipalities

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