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Snow Forecast: 12-14 July 2018


A strong frontal system is due to make landfall in the Western Cape on Thursday morning, and by lunchtime on Thursday, we expect snow to be falling over all the high peaks in the South Western Cape again. It is not going to be as big as last weeks falls, with expected snow on the Matroosbreg Peak around 5cm to 7cm and 6cm to 8cm on the Cederberg. A bit further south, the Sneeukop at Wellington could get a bit more, between 18cm to 28cm.

As the front moves pushes inland, we might see some light snowfalls in the Northern Cape on Thursday afternoon. Overnight on Thursday and during the day on Friday, as the front moves up the coast, we may see some falls over high lying areas of the Eastern Cape.

During the night on Friday, and into Saturday, snowfalls are likely to spread into Lesotho and the Eastern Cape Drakensberg, and by Saturday morning could spread into the KZN Drakensberg, where at this stage, some significant falls might happen. We are not currently expecting any low level snow with this front at this stage.

As this forecast is quite far in advance, it is likely to change over the next few days, especially the predictions for the Eastern Cape, Lesotho and the KZN Drakensberg. We will post updated forecasts as we see changes in the conditions, so please check back daily.

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Author: SnowReport SA

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