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Snow Forecast: Eastern Cape, Lesotho, the Drakensberg: 3-5 October 2018
Oct03

Snow Forecast: Eastern Cape, Lesotho, the Drakensberg: 3-5 October 2018

UPDATE: Some light flurries and perhaps some light settling snow on the high ground is possible tonight in the Eastern Cape between Hogsback and Cradock, and the high ground around Graaff-Reinet. There might also be a few flurries in the early morning in a thin band between Molteno and Barkley East, as well as the Rhodes and Tiffindell areas. Apart from this, we are not expecting much snow in the Eastern Cape. For KZN, snow is...

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Advanced Snow Forecast: Lesotho and the Drakensberg: 3-5 October 2018
Sep30

Advanced Snow Forecast: Lesotho and the Drakensberg: 3-5 October 2018

ADVANCED FORECAST: Just when we thought winter was over, the weather data is suggesting that the biggest snowfall of the season is on its way this week! The first snow with this system seems possible during the early hours of Wednesday morning in the Tiffindell and Rhodes area of the Eastern Cape, and by midday on Wednesday, we are expecting to see snow right the way along the Eastern Cape Drakensberg, the Southern Drakensberg and...

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History of Snow in Southern Africa: 2010 – 2018
Sep18

History of Snow in Southern Africa: 2010 – 2018

The History of Snow in Southern Africa There is a widely held belief by many that it never snows in Africa. Not true! With the help of today’s online resources we have managed to compile quite a detailed history of snow in Southern Africa. But we want even more Snow Reporters! So dig out all your old family photos or hound your local historical society and send us as many great pictures as you have of snow in South Africa through the...

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Snow Forecast : 18-19 September 2018 : Western Cape, Northern Cape
Sep17

Snow Forecast : 18-19 September 2018 : Western Cape, Northern Cape

Snow on the way for the Western Cape! There is a system lingering off the Western Cape that is already bringing some light rain to Cape Town and the South Western parts of the province. Snow is expected to start during the early hours of tomorrow morning and with the freezing level expected to drop down to 1,500m over the south west, snow is possible on almost all the high peaks. We are not expecting heavy snow, with the most snow...

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Updated forecast : 7 – 9 September 2018 : WC,NC,EC, KZN and Lesotho
Sep07

Updated forecast : 7 – 9 September 2018 : WC,NC,EC, KZN and Lesotho

There have not been too many changes on our forecast map, but there are a few, so here is our updated map and forecast to cover the next 3 days. We normally do a timeline based forecast, but today, we are going to do a regional forecast. PLEASE NOTE : We are using a different scale on this map forecast due to the heavier snow expected in some areas. Blue = 1 – 10cm, Orange = 10 – 25cm, Purple = 25 – 50cm. Western...

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Snow Forecast : Western, Northern and Eastern Cape, Lesotho : 5-7 September 2018
Sep05

Snow Forecast : Western, Northern and Eastern Cape, Lesotho : 5-7 September 2018

Our snow forecast from Monday remains largely valid, but there have been a couple of changes. The cold front made landfall in the Western Cape yesterday, and we suspect that there is already light snow across most of the high peaks in the Cedarberg and the HexRiver Mountains this morning. Going forward for today, we ae expecting light snowfalls to continue over the high peaks of the Cedarberg and Hex River Mountains, with some...

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