Rain expected over Eastern Cape

The South African weather office has predicted rain for the Eastern Cape over the next few days.

Sand River flowing. Photo: Clive Wright
Sand River flowing. Photo: Clive Wright

Senior forecaster, Ezekiel Sebego says the Kou-Kamma and Kouga local municipalities in the Eastern Cape will likely be hit hard with residents warned of possible flooding.

There is a huge cold front measuring 968 MB hovering just south of the country.

From the western areas of the Eastern Cape, it will become cloudy with light showers on Tuesday night, gradually moving eastwards.

By Wednesday evening continuing into Thursday, heavy rain is expected west of Cape St Francis and the adjacent interior (Plettenberg Bay and Joubertina areas). Some localized flooding can be expected in low lying areas.

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DISRUPTIVE snowfalls are expected over the Sneeuberg (Graaf-Renet area) and Southern Drakensberg (Elliot, Barkley East area) on Thursday.

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Motorists are advised to adjust routes and to avoid mountain passes as there is a strong possibility of road closures during this period.

Conditions will gradually start clearing from the west on Friday.

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