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Series of cold fronts to hit Western and Northern Cape

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Whereas South Africans within the nation’s inside have been experiencing chilly temperatures over the previous few days, the Western Cape had no complaints. Sunny days with temperatures reaching 30°C in some elements like Wellington made for beautiful climate this previous week, uncommon for June.

Nevertheless, a sequence of chilly fronts are anticipated to hit the province from Sunday, 12 June. Robust inside winds are anticipated over the Western Cape and Northern Cape, the South African Climate Service warns. ‘Robust north-westerly winds between 50-60 km/h, gusting as much as 70-80 km/h, are anticipated over the southern elements of the Northern Cape and inside of the Western and Japanese Cape from Sunday. These sturdy winds are prone to lead to harm to formal and casual settlements in addition to potential structural harm in these areas.’

‘Heavy rainfall over the south-western mountainous areas of Western Cape and chilly to very chilly situations are anticipated over the Western Cape inside and Namakwa district from Sunday into Wednesday,’ the report continues. ‘Very tough seas are anticipated between Cape Level and Cape Agulhas on Monday. Rainfall accumulations are anticipated to succeed in 50-80 mm over the mountainous areas of the Cape Metropole, the western elements of Cape Winelands and the western elements of the Overberg districts between Monday and Wednesday. These excessive rainfall accumulations are prone to trigger flooding of roads and formal/ casual settlements in these areas.’

There may also be some snow on the playing cards, the SAWS added. ‘Gentle snowfall over the southern excessive floor of Namakwa, in addition to the high-lying areas within the western inside of the Japanese Cape on Tuesday, spreading to the north-eastern excessive floor of the Japanese Cape on Wednesday.’

Inside provinces together with Gauteng, the Free State and North West will reportedly be ‘nice and funky’.

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