Our forecast for the cold front hitting our shores late Sat night (15 July) early hours of Sunday (16 July) morning remains true. Western Cape Mountains ranges will receive the first snow as well as the heaviest, with many high lying regions such as Matroosberg possibly getting 30cm of snow or more.
As the cold front moves inland, it will likely bring snow to a few parts of the Northern Cape, specifically Sutherland and surrounds, Fraserburg and Calvinia too. We may even see a few flurries in parts of the Karoo. Throughout Sunday and into the early hours of Monday morning we will see snow over large parts of the Eastern Cape including Graaff Reinet, Hogsback, Dordrecht, Barkly East, Lady Grey, Rhodes and more. Lesotho Drakensberg and surrounding areas will receive snow but it looks as if the cold front will start to lose steam at this point and may not make it all the way into central Lesotho and to Sani Pass unfortunately.
Although we are still expecting a few flurries over Kokstad and Matatiele, there is also a slight chance that the cold front will skim the front of the Lesotho – KwaZulu-Natal escarpment and sprinkle a little snow over the KZN midlands in the Rosetta region, at the moment there is no guarantee of this however. We will continue to keep you updated SnowReporters.