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Snow Forecast : 9-10 December 2018 : The Drakensberg & Lesotho
Dec08

Snow Forecast : 9-10 December 2018 : The Drakensberg & Lesotho

Snowvember didn’t arrive as we thought it might, but it seems that we’re getting some snow in the Drakensberg in December again this year. Up to 20cm of snow looks likely to fall on the high peaks from Sunday night through Monday in the central and southern Drakensberg, including at Black Mountain further inland from Sani Pass. The freezing level is still quite high though, and any change in this could result in less or even no snow...

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Advanced Snow Forecast: Eastern Cape, Lesotho, KZN, Drakensberg: 1-3 November 2018
Oct27

Advanced Snow Forecast: Eastern Cape, Lesotho, KZN, Drakensberg: 1-3 November 2018

Snow for November?!? With the extreme heat over the last week we’ve been watching the data to see if it would be followed by a significant snow event late in the season just like last year, and looks quite likely. The freezing level will drop really low from Tuesday next week in the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape, Lesotho and KZN, and if the moisture band doesn’t shift too much it seems that we’re set for widespread...

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Updated Snow Forecast: Lesotho, the Drakensberg: 20 October 2018
Oct20

Updated Snow Forecast: Lesotho, the Drakensberg: 20 October 2018

SNOW FORECAST UPDATE: We’re expecting slightly more snow to start falling from late this afternoon on the highest peaks of the central Drakensberg and eastern Lesotho, with up to 7cm expected for the peaks above the Champagne Valley. The is also a chance of the lightest dusting around AfriSki and Letseng. No snow is expected to fall at lower levels. If you manage to take any photos of the snow tomorrow morning before it melts...

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Snow Forecast: Eastern Cape, Lesotho, the Drakensberg: 20 October 2018
Oct19

Snow Forecast: Eastern Cape, Lesotho, the Drakensberg: 20 October 2018

We’re seeing a possibility of very light dustings of snow on the highest peaks of the northern, central and southern Drakensberg and eastern Lesotho from tomorrow afternoon. No snow is expected to fall at lower levels and the chances of the snow melting right away are high. If there is any change in the data later tonight to indicate more significant snow or lower-level snow we will publish a map. If you manage to take any...

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Snow Forecast: Eastern Cape, Lesotho, the Drakensberg: 17 October 2018
Oct17

Snow Forecast: Eastern Cape, Lesotho, the Drakensberg: 17 October 2018

Up to 10cm of snow will likely fall on the high peaks of the central Drakensberg and eastern Lesotho from late this afternoon, and possibly a light snowfall around AfriSki. There is a small chance of a light dusting of snow on the highest peaks of the Eastern Cape Highlands around Rhodes and south-western Lesotho later today too. Please see our map for predicted snow-depths. It is very unlikely that there will be any low-level and...

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