Gauteng Braces Itself for a Chilly Winter With Lower Temps Expected

Gauteng Braces Itself for a Chilly Winter With Lower Temps Expected

- Gauteng is expected to experience colder than average temperatures this winter

- The SA Weather Service has predicted that Gauteng and parts of the North West will have a chillier winter than the rest of the country

- This winter is also set to wetter than in recent years with some areas expecting higher than average rainfall

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This year's winter is expected to be colder than normal in parts of South Africa with Gataung expected to experience lower than average temperatures over the winter.

The SA Weather Service has forecast that Gauteng and some areas of the North West will have a slightly cooler winter this year.

News24 reported that The SA Weather Service predicts that Gauteng will experience temperatures below the average which is between 18°C and 20°C.

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Gauteng braces itself for a chilly winter with lower temps expected
Gauteng is expected to have a colder than average winter this year. Photo credit: Misha Jordaan/Gallo Images
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However, on a positive note, many parts of the country are expected to experience a wetter winter with rainfall expected to above average in parts of the country.

Other parts of the country such as the Western Cape and Nothern Cape might experience lower rainfall this winter.

The Citizen reported this week that the recent cold snap swept across South Africa in which temperatures dropped to single digits in parts of the country. This is perhaps a taste of what might be expected this winter.

Earlier, Briefly News reported that a video shared by GistReel shows a female pilot, Eva Gichuru, getting massive praise from people at the airport after safely bringing a plane to land following bad weather conditions.

It was a moment laced with great pride and happiness as people gathered at the lounge to welcome the flight crew.

As the crew came into sight, the passengers started clapping. One of them shouted "that's she" as a way to point out the heroine of the day.

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In other news, the smell of sulphur, a chemical element used in batteries, detergents, fungicides, manufacture of fertilisers, gunpowder, matches and fireworks, has been ravaging the Gauteng area. Residents are frustrated by the stench.

Gauteng Weather shared on Twitter that there are high-risk groups that may be affected negatively by the air quality. The tweet shared a list that contained asthmatics, those with lung disease and those with heart diseases.

Twitter is flooded with Gauteng residents who have had enough of the horrid odour.

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