After weeks of mostly mild to warm autumn weather, current weather predictions show that winter is about to make its debut.
A strong cold front will sweep across the country between Thursday and Saturday, along with a developing cut-off low. The combination of these two systems will bring cold and wet weather to much of the country, starting over the Cape provinces on Thursday, but rainfall amounts are expected to be low over the Western Cape and this system is unfortunately unlikely to bring a change to the water crisis in the province.
Although rain clears from the west on Friday, showers spread eastwards with significant rainfall expected over parts of the Eastern Cape and KZN. There will be mountain snow over these provinces as temperatures plummet across the area.
On Saturday the wintery weather spreads across the eastern parts of the country, including Gauteng where showers continue, and snow will still fall over the Drakensberg. The western half of the country will be sunny but still cool to cold.
Sunday will be drier for most areas but temperatures remain low and some of the high-lying regions are likely to get frost in the morning. Isolated showers could still affect the north-eastern interior and the east coast.
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