Weather Update for Monday, October 30, 2023: Severe Conditions Expected Across South Africa

Weather Update for Monday
Weather Update for Monday

Severe Weather Alerts: Weather Update for Monday

Weather Update for Monday: The South African Weather Service issued alerts for various provinces, warning of severe weather conditions:

  1. Yellow Level 2 Warnings:
    • Damaging Winds: Expected between Alexander Bay and Plettenberg Bay, potentially impacting navigation at sea.
    • Severe Thunderstorms: Anticipated in the northeastern parts of Northern Cape and southwestern parts of North-West Province, with damaging winds, heavy downpours, and small hail.
    • Disruptive Snow: Predicted in extreme western KwaZulu-Natal and extreme eastern Free State, leading to the closure of passes, dangerous driving conditions, and risk to vulnerable livestock.
  2. Fire Danger Warnings:
    • Extremely high fire danger in Kamiesberg (Northern Cape), Matzikama, Cederberg (Western Cape), and Kagisano-Molopo (North-West Province).

An intense cut-off low-pressure system is expected to impact the southern, central, and eastern parts of South Africa until Wednesday, November 1, 2023. Cold to very cold, wet, and windy conditions are forecasted for Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Limpopo, and North West Province.

Conditions and UVB Forecast by Province:

  1. Gauteng: Cloudy, cold with scattered showers, and thundershowers. Low UVB Sunburn Index.
  2. Mpumalanga: Morning fog, cloudy, cold with scattered showers, isolated in the Lowveld, and potential snow in the south.
  3. Limpopo: Cloudy, cool to cold with isolated showers, scattered in the east and north.
  4. North West: Cloudy, windy, cold to cool with scattered showers and thundershowers.
  5. Free State: Cloudy, windy, cold to very cold with scattered showers, thundershowers, and expected snow near the Drakensberg.
  6. Northern Cape: Fine in the west, partly cloudy, windy, cool to warm with isolated to scattered showers and thunder-showers. Hot temperatures along the coast with potential dust storms.
  7. Western Cape: Partly cloudy, fine and cool to warm, hot in the northern parts of the West Coast. Gale-force winds expected along the south-west coast.
  8. Eastern Cape: Partly cloudy, windy, and cool. Rain along the coast and in the extreme east, potential snow in the extreme northeast.
  9. KwaZulu-Natal: Cloudy, cold with isolated showers, scattered in the northwest. Snow expected in the western high-ground. Moderate to high UVB Sunburn Index.

Weather outlook shared by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, visit their website. Stay informed and take precautions based on the specific forecast for your area. #SAWeatherService #WeatherAlerts

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