Severe thunderstorms with the possibility of snow in the Drakensberg Mountains are expected in parts of KwaZulu-Natal from Monday night. Disaster management teams have been placed on high alert in eThekwini, and the Harry Gwala, Mgungundlovu, uMzinyathi and Amajuba districts.
MEC for the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sipho Hlomuka, says the inclement weather is expected to last until Wednesday.
The South African Weather Services has warned of snowfall on Maluti mountain from Monday.
Cold temperatures are expected in the Eastern Cape and parts of Gauteng.
“The weather system responsible for this is called a cut-off flow pressure, which is a deep; closed low pressure that is displaced equatorward of the main westerly flow. Widespread rainfall, in the form of showers and thunderstorms, will start today across the central and southern provinces and slowly move eastwards during the late afternoon and evening, ” says the South African Weather Service in a statement.
⚠️Media Release⚠️: Stormy and cold weather expected across central and eastern South Africa (27-29 April 2020). pic.twitter.com/cFnbf5Y3Sv
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) April 27, 2020