Weather conditions expected to slightly improve: SA Weather Service

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The South African Weather Service says temperatures in parts of the country will start to improve from Monday.  Temperatures in many parts dropped below freezing point in the past few days.

Thursday was recorded as the coldest day in the country this month. This follows a succession of cold fronts experienced in many parts of the country this past week.

The Weather Service says several records were broken for the lowest temperatures ever recorded in the country. Forecaster, Venetia Phakula says another cold front can be expected in some parts of the country towards the end of the coming week.

“The cold front that we experienced has already exited the country, but there is still a push of cold that is coming in. So the temperatures are slightly cold over most parts of the country. There are few cold fronts that would brush through the Western Cape. If we look over Gauteng for tomorrow we expect temperatures for Pretoria to go high up as 18°C and Johannesburg tomorrow would be 16°C.”

Snow falls in some parts of the Northern Cape:

Several Eastern Cape roads closed following heavy snowfall

Earlier this week, a  number of Eastern Cape roads had to be closed due to heavy snowfall. Provincial Department of Transport Spokesperson Unathi Binqose said motorists had to avoid the R56 road between Molteno and Steenburg.