The South African Weather Service give a weather advisory as a series of cold fronts affecting the western parts of the country over the weekend will cause very cold temperatures (maximum below 10 degC), windy and wet conditions from Friday evening until Sunday morning.
Saturday is expected to be the coldest day and Sunday the coldest morning, although the day temperatures will recover slowly. Light snowfalls are also expected over the Western Cape mountains and over the southern high lying areas of the Northern Cape from Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning.
Impact: The public and small stock farmers should be advised that loss of vulnerable livestock and crops can be expected due to the combination of very cold, windy and wet conditions. The weak and frail may also be vulnerable, since their bodies won't be able to retain their heat as easily.
Instruction: Small stock farmers should provide shelter for their vulnerable livestock and cover sensitive crops. Shelter, soup and blankets should be provided to the weak and frail where possible.