Another intense cold front expected to hit KZN

Another intense cold front expected to hit KZN

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) says disaster management teams have been placed on high alert as a cold front is expected to hit the province. 

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The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has released a warning indicating that an intense cold front could sweep across parts of the province. 

Forecaster, Stacy Colborn, says the cold front is expected to hit from Saturday.

"Places like Ladysmith should drop to about 14 - 15 degrees maximum. Mooi River around 12 degrees. Underberg around 10 degrees on Saturday only recovering from Monday.

"Rainfall wise, we are expecting a 30 percent chance of showers and rain over the province on Saturday. The possibility of snow, at this stage, it looks like it should be confined to the Lesotho Mountains," says Colborn. 

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COGTA spokesperson, Senzelwe Mzila says MEC Sipho Hlomuka, has urged residents across the province to exercise caution as the expected change in weather conditions could pose a risk to life.

"The MEC has urged those who utilise generators and braziers as a means of keeping warm to ensure that they follow proper guidelines when utilising such equipment.

"The MEC has reassured residents that disaster management teams will be monitoring the situation closely as the warning does indicate that weather conditions could plummet bring the possibility of snow around the uKhahlamba region."

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