The South African Weather Service (Saws), says that last night’s chilly weather resulted in several locations in the country recording their lowest temperatures in history.
A total of four towns including Mossel Bay, in the Western Cape experienced their coldest ever temperatures in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Mossel Bay, recorded its coldest ever temperatures at +5.2C.
Half-a-degree was wiped from its previous record of +5.7C, breaking a 13-year record in the process.
The three other record breakers are:
- Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal: -4.8C
- Postmasburg, Northern Cape: -7.5C
- Lydenburg, Mpumalanga: -3.8C
A number of weather warnings remain in place across South Africa for this evening, and for Friday morning.
⚠️MEDIA RELEASE: Yet another week of bitterly cold winter weather in the forecast for South Africa with snowfall for some provinces. pic.twitter.com/RFteUvDjXg
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) July 19, 2021