Light snowfall is expected in parts of South Africa on Sunday.
NEWS JUST IN – LIGHT SNOWFALL WILL MAKE LANDFALL ON SUNDAY
The South African Weather Service (SAWS) warned that light snowfall is expected on the mountain in the following areas:
- Inxuba Yethemba
- Dr Beyers Naude
“Light snowfalls on the mountains could result in isolated loss of vulnerable livestock. Slippery conditions due to icy roads on mountain passes could result in some isolated disruption.”
The SAWS furthermore advised the public to keep their livestock in shelters and avoid traveling on icy roads.
THE PUBLIC IS ADVISED TO AVOID TRAVELING ON ICY ROADS
Snowfall is expected to make landfall on Sunday evening around 19:00 and continue until 23:00.
Meanwhile, a level 2 warning was issued for damaging winds in the following areas:
- Cape St Francis
- M_Sundays river valley
- Cape Padrone
- The Haven
- Barkly East
- Buffalo City
- M_Nelson Mandela Bay
- Cape Recife
- Kei River
The winds will pick at around 11:00 on Sunday morning and will continue until 19:00.
“The persistent strong and gust winds are expected to result in localized damages to some settlements (mostly informal) and structures, with some disruptions in transport due to blown objects and fallen trees.
“Localized power and communication interruptions can also be expected.”
LEVEL 2 WARNING FOR DAMAGING WINDS IN THESE AREAS
The SAWS also warned that the strong winds might also enhance the risk of localised runaway fires.
“Localised disruption to beachfront activities, while difficulty in navigation can be expected for vessels at sea.”
It advised the public to stay indoors, where possible, away from the windows that open to the severe winds.
“Be aware of the following: – sudden crosswinds if traveling, especially between buildings, fallen trees or power lines, and flying debris. Ensure that all temporary structures are well anchored.”