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Anticipate Significant Snow Interruption in These Provinces

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Brrrr… Possible snowfall is expected for parts of SA. Image: Pixabay/@SAWeatherService

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a Yellow Level 4 warning for snow in two provinces; the Western Cape and Northern Cape.

The warning is valid from Saturday, 29 July until Sunday, 30 July.

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SNOW EXPECTED IN TWO PROVINCES

The weather service said an intense cut-off low pressure system is expected to affect the Western Cape and Northern Cape from Friday evening, 28 July into Sunday resulting in snowfall over the most of the high-lying areas of the two provinces.

“The high snow accumulation could result into most mountain passes to be closed and some communities to be temporarily inaccessible,” the weather service warned.

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Man dancing in the snow. Image: TikTok@moimoi393

POSSIBLE IMPACTS

  • Large accumulation of snow in high-lying areas may result in icy and difficult driving conditions on mountain passes.
  • Some communities may be temporarily inaccessible.
  • Livestock and crops could be vulnerable in the snowy conditions.

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Furthermore, showers and thundershowers are also expected to set in over the western parts on Friday night and spreading eastward during Saturday.

Rainfall accumulations are expected to be 20 – 40mm in the Yellow Level 4 warning that has been issued and can reach up to 70mm in the orange level 5 warning.

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