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According to the South African Weather Service, disruptive snowfalls are expected in South Africa this week…

Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the central and eastern parts of the Northern Cape, the Central and Little Karroo of the Western Cape as well as the central and western parts of the Eastern Cape.

Gale force winds

Gale force north-westerly winds of 65 to 70km/h are expected between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas.

Strong to Gale force interior winds of 62 to 70km/h are expected over the southern and south-western parts of the Northern Cape as well as the Breede River Valley, Central and Little Karoo of the Western Cape in the afternoon.

Strong to Gale force interior winds of 62 to 70km/h are expected over the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Free State and western half as well as the central parts of the Eastern Cape on Tuesday.

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Gale force north-westerly winds of 65 to 70km/h are expected to spread from Cape Agulhas to Plettenberg Bay on Tuesday morning.

 

Intense cold front

An intense cold front is expected over the Western and Northern Cape provinces spreading to the Eastern Cape and Free State on Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Heavy rainfall leading to localised flooding can be expected over the Cape Winelands and the western parts of the Overberg from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday.

High seas with wave heights of 6.0 to 7.0m between Cape Columbine and Port Alfred from Tuesday night into Wednesday.

 

Disruptive snowfalls

Disruptive snowfall is expected over the high ground of the Western Cape, south-western and southern parts of the Northern Cape on Tuesday into Wednesday.

According to SnowReportSA, the snowfalls are expected to start on Tuesday, with up to 20cm of snow expected! The snow will fall on the high peaks of the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Free State, and Lesotho.

Take a look at the map below for areas in which heavy snowfalls are expected:

Map published with permission from SnowReportSA

 

Take a look at some of the images of the weekend snowfalls below:

(Images shared with permission from SnowReportSA)

(Images shared with permission from SnowReportSA)

(Images shared with permission from SnowReportSA)

(Images shared with permission from SnowReportSA)

 


SnowReportSA’s forecasts are based on a combination of a wide range of data that is monitored over a few weeks, as well as extensive experience of snowfalls in many different parts of the country. Forecast information and map published with permission from SnowReportSA.