| PICS | Icy climate makes landfall in Western Cape

Chilly climate has made landfall within the Western Cape, with some components experiencing snowfall. It has additionally led to the non permanent closure of the Swartberg Cross.

South African Climate Service (SAWS) forecaster Lulama Theme mentioned the snow was introduced on by a really robust climate system, which was pushing chilly air from the South Atlantic. This has precipitated freezing ranges to achieve land, turning falling rain into snow.

Earlier this week, SAWS warned that South Africans might count on a bitterly chilly week.

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The Swartberg Pass snowfall

The Swartberg Cross snowfall

The chilly temperatures had been as a result of a succession of chilly fronts anticipated to comb throughout the southern half of the nation. The primary chilly entrance arrived within the south-western components on Monday afternoon, with one other extra intense chilly entrance making landfall on Wednesday.

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Western Cape Division of Environmental Affairs and Growth Planning spokesperson, James-Brent Styan, urged the general public to be cautious.

“The Catastrophe Centre stays on standby. The Swartberg Cross stays closed as results of snow and rain. No main incidents reported up to now,” he mentioned. 

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