Pretoria – Contrary to a dubious weather report, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) on Tuesday rejected predictions of snow falling in some parts of the country.
“A hoax weather video which has circulated previously has resurfaced and has been making the rounds, claiming extremely cold conditions over the next 10 days. This video is false and misleading,” SAWS said.
“There is no snowfall expected in the next 10 days in the regions mentioned in the video which cites, amongst others, Witbank, Durban, Mooi River, Johannesburg, and Secunda.
“Rain is expected over the eastern parts of the country on Tuesday, (11 April 2023), and Wednesday, (12 April 2023).”
SAWS said a cold front passing the south of the country was expected to result in showers and rain along the south-west, the south coast, and the adjacent interior.
“While a drop in temperatures is expected in the interior of the Cape provinces, most of the Free State and the extreme southern parts of KwaZulu-Natal as a result of cold air from the south, the temperatures are expected to start warming in these regions from Sunday 16 April 2023,” SAWS said.
“The public is urged to refrain from sharing this video and spreading misinformation.”
SAWS is the authoritative voice of weather, that issues and publishes official warnings and alerts on the website http://www.weathersa.co.za and across all its official social media platforms.