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2014 Winter has arrived ….
Apr03

2014 Winter has arrived ….

Yesterdays snowfall on the Matroosberg near Ceres, in the Western Cape, has signaled the start of winter. It is very early in the season for the first snowfall, but it is a sign that we could be in for a long and cold winter, with the potential for some good snowfalls this season. But we must not be too hasty and pack away all our summer clothes. Looking at the charts for the next few weeks, there is still some hot weather coming, and...

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Frost in March 2014

The 13th March saw some frosty patches in the morning. Frost was reported from the following areas, telling us that winter is just around the corner. Cedarville (near Matatiele), Afriski in Lesotho, Barkley East, Underberg, Grahamstown. This is just a short list that we collected from our facebook users, but it was certainly very early in the season to see frost over such a widespread area of the country. We are hoping that this is a...

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SAWS Weather Warning

SAWS Media Release Date: 05 August 2013 Very cold, snowy weather imminent for the Cape provinces Following an extended period of unseasonally mild and settled weather over much of South Africa, conditions are expected to start deteriorating over parts of the country from Tuesday onwards. A cold front accompanied by an upper air trough (characterised by stronger winds aloft and a general increase in atmospheric instability) will cause...

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Snow Picture : From Melanie Jane
Jun12

Snow Picture : From Melanie Jane

Sometimes, we get the most beautiful pictures, and this one is no exception! Thanks Melanie Jane. Not sure of the location exactly, but it is in the Western Cape, and was taken after the recent snow fall last week.

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The last few days : Images

The last few days have been a crazy time for the snow report team with all the snow falling, and trying to update Facebook, Twitter and the website. We have now updated our gallery with all the photos that were submitted over the weekend and early this week, so you can check it out by clicking here : Gallery

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Waiting for reports : 5th May 2013
May05

Waiting for reports : 5th May 2013

It sure is VERY cold in the eastern parts of the country this morning, but we have not had any reports of snow lying on the ground anywhere! If you have seen snow somewhere, please contact us, and let us now!!

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