More rain expected in Eastern Cape

The South African Weather Office has predicted more rain for the entire Eastern Cape over the next few days.


The details forecast is as follows:

Thursday 23 July – Another upper trough and surface cold front approaches causing showers and thundershowers across most of the Eastern Cape.

Friday 24 July – The cold front moves through the Eastern Cape with a temporary break in rainfall in the morning. The rainfall returns in the afternoon/evening for the province as a high pressure system ridges in along the coast. Light snowfalls are possible overnight on the Sneeuberg and southern Drakensberg.

Saturday 25 July – A cut-off low will be situated over the western Free State with the ridging high south of the country. This will cause freezing levels to drop significantly resulting in cold conditions with heavy showers of rain. Snow can be expected over the high lying areas with disruptive snow over the Sneeuberg and southern Drakensberg mountains. Heavy rain with flooding is expected in the former Transkei area.


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Sunday 26 July – The cut-off low will move out along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline with onshore flow still producing showers. Heavy rain is expected in the extreme east of the province. Snowfalls are expected to continue on the northern mountains.

Monday 27 July  – A high pressure system moves over the province causing clear conditions.

Considering that some significant falls were recorded towards the end of last week and further persistent rain is expected this week, the ground will become supersaturated in places.

This can lead to localized flooding even with less significant falls. It is advised to listen to the radio or visit www.weathersa.co.za for the latest forecasts and warnings.

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