This summer has seem some fairly unusual weather thus far.
The South African Weather Service has issued to the following warnings and advisories:
National Warning – Issued on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 at 15.00
Very cold conditions are expected on the south-western high ground of Northern Cape, the high ground areas of Western Cape and the western high ground of Eastern Cape, with possible snowfalls at night along the south-western mountains of the Eastern Cape west of Port Elizabeth at night. A strong south-westerly wind is expected to reach gale force at night between Cape St Francis and East London.
ADVISORIES FOR 23 TO 24 JULY 2009 Very cold wet and windy conditions to set in along the southern mountains west of Port Elizabeth with a chance of overnight snow continuing in the morning. Light snowfall can also be expected on the Sneeuberg. This weather will spread to the southern KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho and southern Drakensberg during Thursday with a possibility of snow also on the KwaZulu-Natal side of the Drakensberg. Heavy falls of snow expected on the Eastern Cape Drakensberg. By Friday very cold conditions are expected to spread to the highveld and escarpment of Mpumalanga. Strong south-westerly winds are expected to reach gale force between Cape St Francis and East London on Thursday and will spread to Durban. Rough seas, in excess of 5m, are expected between Cape Columbine and Richards Bay on Thursday and on Friday.
Stay tuned to local weather information regarding this system.