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Updated Forecast: 12-14 July 2018

This Thursday morning a strong frontal system will make landfall in the Western Cape, and by lunchtime Thursday, we expect snow to be falling over all the high peaks in the South Western Cape again. We are however not predicting as much as last week’s falls. Matroosberg, the Hexriver Mountains and the Cedarberg are expected to receive light snowfalls. A bit further south, the Sneeukop at Wellington could get a bit more, between 10cm to 20cm on the peak. It appears this snow fall may miss the Northern Cape now as it pushes inland on Thursday afternoon.

As the front moves inland on Thursday evening into Friday morning, we might see some light snowfalls just above Beaufort West, still in the Western Cape. At the same time the Outeniquas and surrounding mountain ranges may receive a touch of snow. Over the course of Friday, as the front moves up the coast, we may see some light falls over high lying areas of the Eastern Cape as indicated on the forecast map.

During the night on Friday, and into Saturday, snowfalls are likely to spread into Lesotho, the Eastern Cape Drakensberg and onto the KZN Drakensberg Peaks. The KZN Drakensberg peaks might get some substantials falls, but we will only be able to confirm this a bit closer to the time. There is potential for KZN snow on Sunday too, but at the moment the weather system is somewhat changeable and it’s a bit too far in advance to make any accurate predictions for this possibility.

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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