The South African Weather Service has issued a warning for freezing temperatures and heavy rains in parts of the Eastern Cape, especially along the coast over the weekend. The rains may result in flooding in some low-lying areas.
The South African Weather Service’s Ayabonga Tshungwana says, “Over the eastern cape we are expecting some very cold temperatures, more especially over the interior the temperatures will go down so it’s gonna be cold. The reason for this is a cut-off low that is sitting over the interior of the country. This will cause more rainfall on the east but along the coast. That is where we are expecting disruptive rains where we issued a yellow level 2 for disruptive rains.”
SA Weather | Saturday 09 April 2022
On Friday, the Weather Service said they are expecting heavy rainfall this weekend over some parts of Gauteng and the North West. It may lead to flooding.
Gauteng temperatures are expected to peak at 12-degrees on Saturday and 11-degrees on Sunday.
The North West province can expect temperatures of 14 and 16 degrees over the weekend.
Senior forecaster, Jacquline Modipa said: “As of this evening (Friday), we do have potential disruptive rain that might lead to localised flooding of some areas, especially low-lying areas from this evening into the early hours of tomorrow (Saturday) that will mainly be the southern parts of Gauteng that will be affected.
⚠️Media Release: Flooding expected in parts of South Africa this weekend (8-11 April 2022) with cold conditions as a cut-off low affects the country. pic.twitter.com/1SCuqkkb9v
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) April 7, 2022