SAWS warns of thunderstorms over the long weekend

todaySeptember 22, 2023 70

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The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned of thunderstorms that could hit the country over the long weekend.

According to the weather service, the stormy weather is likely to rage until early next week for large parts of the country.

SAWS says widespread showers and thundershowers can be expected across western, central, and southern SA, particularly from Sunday onwards.

However, cold conditions are expected over western and southern parts of the country, with extreme cold temperatures expected to hit places in the Eastern Cape and Lesotho.

Limpopo and Mpumalanga will, however, experience hot temperatures.

Forecaster Lehlogonolo Thobela told YNews that the storm is expected to develop along the west coast area from Saturday night, with light rain to scattered showers expected along the garden route and interior parts of the Eastern Cape.


However, the Weather Service says this forecast is still subject to change adding that further updates will be provided in due course.

The country recently dealt with a severe spring tide, which brought about destruction across the South African coastline, resulting in damage to property and injuries.

The rough seas and inclement weather was a contributing factor in the deaths of three SA Naval officers, who were washed overboard the SAS Manthatisi.

The crew is said to have met its untimely death while responding to an incident offshore, near the Slangkop Lighthouse.











Written by: Nonhlanhla Harris

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