The deep freeze

2018-07-11 06:02
It was a very frosty morning last Friday on St Cathryns Golf Estate.

It was a very frosty morning last Friday on St Cathryns Golf Estate.

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IT was midwinter on June 21 but the first real deep freeze was only felt in Greytown in the past week.

After days and days of fairly mild temperatures, suddenly the mercury dropped and a biting, below zero cold hit the area.

These frosty days are late — Umvoti historically used to be hit by its first frosts in May.

Although some areas in the town have had frosty starts over the past few months, this big freeze even iced the grass verges up in Erskine Street!

As can be seen from the photograph (taken at St Cathryn’s Golf Estate early on Friday) — it could almost qualify as a snow scene.

But, its not over yet. According to the weather forecast, Wednesday, Friday, and next Tuesday will peek at 18 degrees; Thursday and Friday at 21 but Sunday is set to be a chilly 13 degrees with Monday only one degree up!

As a matter of interest, and considerable concern, Lake Merthley this week was 63.04% full.


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