Two cold fronts predicted for SW Cape

After a brief respite yet more cold-fronts are likely to reach the SW Cape during the next week (19-26 August).

This is according to Stormchasing SA that says none of these fronts is likely to extend very far inland. Yet another front is possible on Friday 24 August.

The first front is likely to arrive late on Sunday 19 August, bringing moderately heavy rain, and snow at high elevations (1600-1800m) on Monday, 20 August.

The second front is likely to bring wet and windy conditions on Tuesday,  21 August, with more snow (there is still some uncertainty in the details). The 12Z GFS model run today (Sat 18th) shows the freezing-level down as low as 1200m on Wed 22nd, which would bring very widespread snow , heavy precipitation and freezing levels during the morning of Wednesday,  22 August.

The National  SA Weather Burea, however, currently (today) has no storm warnings for Port Elizabeth and surrounding areas.