The first cold wet weather of this season is expected over the dry Eastern Cape this week, with a promise of some rain over the Langkloof, which is the catchment area for the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.
The metro is in the grip of a serious drought with the average dam levels at just over 20%. An intense cold front is expected to pass over the western and eastern Cape on Monday.
A spokesperson for the SA Weather Services in Port Elizabeth, Garth Sampson says showers and snow over most parts of the Eastern Cape are predicted.
“The main catchment area in the Langkloof will possibly get good falls of rain over the South Western parts of the province with 25mm during the weather event. Minimum temperatures are expected to plummet overnight from the Tuesday through to Wednesday, with widespread frost over the interior on Wednesday morning.”