The Cape of Storms is at it again. After a week filled with sunshine and wintery bliss, The South African Weather Service has recently announced that Capetonians should brace themselves for another bitterly cold week with another cold front expected to hit the Mother City.
“The cold temperatures will be due to a succession of cold fronts that are expected to sweep across the southern half of the country,” the SAWS stated.
According to the SAWS, this cold front is expected to be more intense and is “supported by an upper-air trough” that will affect the Cape provinces from Wednesday through to Thursday.
“A second, more intense cold front supported by an upper-air trough will affect the Cape provinces on Wednesday through to Thursday, consolidating very cold, wet and windy conditions over the majority of the Western and Eastern Cape interior regions. Moreover, disruptive snowfalls can be expected in many of the higher mountain regions of the Cape provinces,” the SAWS continued.
⚠️MEDIA RELEASE: Yet another week of bitterly cold winter weather in the forecast for South Africa with snowfall for some provinces. pic.twitter.com/RFteUvDjXg
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) July 19, 2021
Over the last few weeks, Cape Town has been battered, and somewhat bruised, by a previous cold front that brought with it heavy rains which resulted in localised flooding all over the city. According to News24, the City of Cape Town is bracing for impact with emergency personnel on standby.
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