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Gauteng And Other Cities To Experience A Cold Front Tonight


Macro close up of thick hoarfrost collected on a tree branch.

The South African Weather Service says temperatures will probably drop to negative digits in Gauteng.

Gauteng occupants should prepare themselves for a cold week as an extraordinary cool front is awaited to hit the territory from tonight.

Forecaster Victoria Attendant stated: “The lowest temperatures on Tuesday morning for Gauteng morning will see Pretoria dropping to – 2 degrees Celsius, Johannesburg will be – 3 degrees Celsius and Vereeniging with – 5 degrees Celsius. With this kind of framework and the chilly front traveling through, we can expect serious ice over the area too. Individuals should take mind as temperatures are expected upon to drop.”

WC FLOODS

Meanwhile, residents in low-lying areas and informal settlements should brace themselves for more flooding.

The South African Weather Service has predicted continued heavy rainfall and icy cold conditions across most parts of the Western Cape.

City of Cape Town officials had their hands full yesterday attending to numerous incidents of flooded roads.

Although the heavy rainfall is much needed in the drought-stricken Cape, it can also have downsides.

The City of Cape Town’s disaster management teams received reports of flooding on Sunday in more than a dozen areas, from informal settlements in Khayelitsha and Philippi to residential areas in Parow and Woodstock.

In Hanover Park, Lansia Road was turned into a murky dam; adults and children alike had to wade through the knee-deep water, while others remained indoors watching the water edge closer to their front doors.

Resident Rushana Andrews says it’s a problem they’ve dealt with for as long as she’s lived here, but she’s concerned about the health implications.

“People get sick, they don’t have money to see a doctor and they must go buy medicine.”

The city says the flooded roads could be caused by loose debris that end up in gulleys, causing blockages or debris that gets dumped into stormwater infrastructure.

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