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Winter Is Coming...For Real This Time

The South African Weather Service has issued a media release warning everyone who lives in the Western Cape of impending unpropitious weather conditions. The statement released on the 19th of June warns of strong westerly to north-westerly winds (40 - 60 km/h) beginning early in the morning of Friday 21 June. These winds are expected to dominate the entire province prior to the intense cold front expected later in the day.


In addition, stormy winds can also be expected in places over the

Central Karoo, Breede River Valley districts and Cape Peninsula. These strong stormy winds are associated with the passage of the cold front. Weather experts say there is a possibility of damage to human settlements and infrastructure in general. From 12pm there's a slight chance of showers spreading inland and eastward over most of the province during the afternoon and evening.


There is a prospect of heavy rains primarily n the western parts of the province measuring 20 - 30 mm. Rainfall in areas that are more mountainous has a tendency of peaking as high as 40 - 50 mm.


The weather is not expected to get better anytime soon with rains and showers persisting along the south coast and adjacent interior of the Western Cape, spreading to the Eastern Cape by the evening. You can also expect minimal to maximum freezing temperatures to set in over the south western parts (including the Western Cape, Northern Cape, northern and south western interior of the Eastern Cape and south western Free State). The bad weather is expected to last till Sunday with heavy frost expected that night.


If you are reading take precautions and keep yourself safe from the weather.

Image courtesy of EWN