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Snow Forecast: Eastern Cape, Lesotho, the Drakensberg: 17 October 2018
Oct17

Snow Forecast: Eastern Cape, Lesotho, the Drakensberg: 17 October 2018

Up to 10cm of snow will likely fall on the high peaks of the central Drakensberg and eastern Lesotho from late this afternoon, and possibly a light snowfall around AfriSki. There is a small chance of a light dusting of snow on the highest peaks of the Eastern Cape Highlands around Rhodes and south-western Lesotho later today too. Please see our map for predicted snow-depths. It is very unlikely that there will be any low-level and...

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Snow Forecast: Eastern Cape, Lesotho, the Drakensberg: 12-13 October 2018
Oct12

Snow Forecast: Eastern Cape, Lesotho, the Drakensberg: 12-13 October 2018

A small weather system will deposit a light snowfall up to 5cm across the mountains around Tiffindell in the Eastern Cape from late tonight, including the possibility of a few cm on the Barkly Pass. In the early hours of Saturday morning the high peaks on the central Drakensberg and Lesotho will get between 10cm and 20cm of snow, but since the freezing level is high we don’t expect anything other than high up on the highest peaks in...

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Snow Forecast : Central and Southern Drankensberg, Lesotho : 12-13 October 2018
Oct10

Snow Forecast : Central and Southern Drankensberg, Lesotho : 12-13 October 2018

We’ve been following a weather system for a few days that is threatening to deposit 10-20cm on the high peaks on the central and southern Drakensberg and Lesotho between late Friday night and Saturday morning. At this point there is no consistent data indicating low-level snow and the freezing level is quite high and unless this changes we’re not expecting snow anywhere other than high up on the highest peaks in the...

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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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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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