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Snow Forecast: 9-10 August 2018

The current snow event is almost over in the Western Cape and Northern Cape, but we are still expecting some isolated snowfalls through the day today.

We are bringing you news of the next snow system that is expected from Thursday this week. Snow is expected to start in the north of Lesotho in the Maluti Mountains (Afriski area) during the early hours of Thursday morning. By sunrise on Thursday, we are expecting to see light snow all across the Drakensberg from the north to the south, mainly on the Lesotho side, with some flurries possible in the southern KZN areas north of Kokstad and around Matatiele in the Eastern Cape. It is possible that these falls could extend into places in the KZN Midlands, but it is too early to be sure about this. The Eastern Cape Drakensberg should also have snow by this time. All of these areas have the potential to keep snowing for most of Thursday on and off, but some rain is also expected.

On Thursday night, we are expecting falls to intensify in Lesotho and the Eastern Cape Drakensberg with falls up to 20cm being possible in central Lesotho. Barkley East and Lady Grey should also get a dusting. These falls are expected to carry on until Friday morning, with some possible snow entering further south in the Eastern Cape over places like Hogsback, the Amatola Mountains and possibly even as far inland as the Sneeuberge outside Graaff-Reinet during Friday. By late night on Friday, all snowfalls should cease.

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Author: SnowReport SA

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