The cold front has arrived in the Western Cape this morning. We expect that the first flakes of snow will fall late this afternoon on the extreme high peaks, and by tomorrow morning (Monday), there will be widespread snow across all the mountain ranges of the Western Cape, with some heavy falls in places. Snow seems possible for any place with an altitude of 1,200m or more. Our forecast for snow on Table Mountain is also still possible at this stage, with up to 8cm expected. Other snow depths that we are expecting on the peaks are Matroosberg 40cm, Cedarberg 40cm and Wellington Sneeukop 50cm. The Northern Cape will also be getting snow from late tonight and during the morning tomorrow with the Sutherland area looking like it might get snow for most of the day tomorrow.
As mentioned yesterday, the snow prediction for the Eastern Cape is getting much less, and we have seen an impact again this morning on snow levels and areas in the EC. All snow in the EC will now be less than 5cm, and the area to be covered is much less (please see the map). We expect the snow in the Eastern Cape to fall tomorrow (Monday).
At this stage, there is no snow predicted for KZN, the Free State, or any other provinces.
We will be reporting from late this afternoon, and will be up early tomorrow bringing you all the news as and when we get it. Please keep warm and stay safe. Please listen to warnings issued by local authorities and the South African Weather Service.
We will update if anything changes.
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