SA in icy winter grip

2012-06-26 09:43

Cape Town - South Africans can expect some bitterly cold and wet weather for at least a little while longer.

The South African Weather Service warned that cold weather conditions would continue until the middle of the week, the Cape Times reported.

South Africa’s coldest area on Tuesday was going to be Underberg with -5°C.

Residents of the Eastern Cape and Free State were told to expect very cold temperatures and possible snowfall.

Snow reportedly fell on the Matroosberg Mountain near Ceres and in the Hex River valley on Sunday.

Gale-force winds were also forecast for Cape Town and Cape Agulhas on Tuesday, with very rough seas in the Western and Eastern Cape.

Tuesday would be wet and cold in Cape Town, said forecasters.

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  • alu.ntsandeni - 2012-06-26 09:53

    Well it is winter after all... surely didn't expect nice hot day.

      julian.booyens - 2012-06-26 09:56

      Come to Durban where everyday is a hot day

      Rory - 2012-06-26 10:01

      Agreed, we just dont have a winter here in Durbs. 24 degrees and sunny for 90% of our winter. B E A Utiful

      richard.hipkin - 2012-06-26 10:02

      @julian, excuse me? I live in Hillcrest, it was 6 degrees this morning... I was meant to run but couldn't get out of bed!!

      procold2 - 2012-06-26 10:06

      wish i could live in durbs, real cold on the highveld, pointblank 6 durban deg's is alot different to 6 joburg deg's

      ruanvdm - 2012-06-26 10:22

      @ PointBlank, Hillcrest barely counts as Durban, it's always cold there, horrible neighborhood, we mean next to the coast.

      malcolm.molver - 2012-06-26 10:34

      Hillcrest is significantly cooler than the rest of Durban. Heck, even Queensburgh has slightly different temps compared to the city centre!

  • david.vanderwesthuizen - 2012-06-26 10:04

    Thats Cape Town for you all four seasons in one day every day

  • robert.cerff - 2012-06-26 10:07

    "Tuesday would be wet and cold in Cape Town" Um... that's like every other day in Cape Town.

  • bradktm - 2012-06-26 10:15

    @ Pointblank - I am also in Hillcrest, I was out at 06:00 this morning. Long sleeve shirt and sleeveless jersey - didn't find it that cold.

  • poloyatonkim - 2012-06-26 10:33

    Zille must give us blankets and a week off, i cant work in the cold.

      andre.burrows.92 - 2012-06-26 12:25

      You have spoilt my day.I did not know you lived here.How did you get in?

  • catgirl1971 - 2012-06-26 10:33

    Cold and wet in Cape Town? Nope. Sun is shining. Windy yes - but that's par for the course.

  • kaz.hse.7 - 2012-06-26 11:55

    Crap, I'll be back home on Friday and again forgot to bring a jacket to work....

  • goldwright - 2012-06-26 13:17

    A warm day in PMB.....

  • jacques.joubert.swart - 2012-06-27 13:23

    I thought it was cold, but I wasn't sure. Good to have the confirmation that it is, indeed, cold.

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