The South African Weather Service has issued a warning over severe cold and wet weather conditions set to hit the country from the Western Cape from Thursday, 20 May.
Bringing with it heavy rains, cold and windy conditions with a probability of snowfall.
⚠️Media Release: Cold snap expected over parts of the country this weekend (20-23 May 2021). pic.twitter.com/JchB49uUbf
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) May 18, 2021
There are warnings for residents of the Western and Eastern Cape regarding localised flooding due to the yellow level 2 warning for heavy rain and high waves between Cape Columbine and Plettenberg Bay.
The second cold front is expected on Friday, 21 May bringing more rain and light snowfall over the Western Cape. Temperatures will drop significantly into the mid-teens from Friday.
The cold front is set to hit KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and Mpumalanga by Saturday persisting for the rest of the weekend.
South Africans are urged to be cautious, especially while driving as the heavy rains and winds will affect visibility and could potentially overturn high-sided vehicles.