Africa: Africa Weather Forecast launched its weekly summary (29 May – o4 June 2023); as per African weather reports, “the Cut-Off Low (COL) moving east into the Cape interior during the first half of the week brings inclement weather in the form of heavy rainfall largely over the southern Cape interior, particularly the southwest, light snowfall over the Cape’s high-lying areas and strong N-NW winds gusting between 30-60km/h over the Cape interior, all occurring until Thursday.”
High chance of continuous showers and thundershowers over the Cape interior and western central parts from the early hours today, spreading south into Western Cape and Eastern Cape from mid-morning onwards, accumulating moderate to intense rainfall in places over the Western Cape.
On Tuesday, most showers are expected over the central parts, slightly intense over central Eastern Cape and Free State but light to moderate elsewhere in the west and central parts. Low chance of short-lived snowfall between Sutherland and Beaufort West and strong NE winds in places over the central interior.
By Wednesday, the scorpion’s tail hooking the Western Cape will once again engulf the province in widespread showers and thundershowers, delivering a fresh wave of light to moderate rainfall and resulting in a low chance of flooding in places over the southwest while at the same time, there is a high chance of light to moderate showers and thundershowers over the central interior and eastern interior past Gauteng up to southern Limpopo and Mpumalanga.
Thursday will have the most frost and coldest morning, even though this is the day that the COL gets replaced by a high-pressure cell that results in clearer skies over most of the country and more so on Friday and Saturday.
Persistently cold mornings with widespread frost near Lesotho and over most of the central interior from Friday onwards, gradually becoming become fine cool but warm in the north (Limpopo).
Medium chance of light rainfall in the far southwest on Friday but over more of the west on Saturday and over the central parts on Sunday, then accompanied by isolated thunderstorms.