Snow warning for Western, Eastern Cape

2012-06-08 09:27

Cape Town - Forecasters at the SA Weather Service have warned residents of the Western and Eastern Cape to prepare for a weekend of heavy rain and even snow.

The Cape Argus reported that the very cold weather arrived in Cape Town on Thursday and was set to continue for the rest of the weekend, as the cold front moved eastwards.

Heavy rain, rough seas and windy conditions were expected for Cape Town, the Winelands and Overberg.

Snow could possibly fall in high-lying areas on Friday and Saturday.

Rough seas were expected in coastal regions.

The Cape Times reported on Friday that one person is presumed drowned, hundreds of shacks were flooded and at least 18 road accidents were recorded after Thursday's heavy rainfall.

The South African Weather Service on Friday warned of rough seas, heavy rain, gale-force winds and snowfalls in both the Western and Eastern Cape, with the rest of the country experiencing very cold conditions.

  • Ian - 2012-06-08 09:34

    oh boy, now us gautengers are gonna get it

      Zambezi - 2012-06-08 09:57

      Bloody DA.................always spreading their nonsense!

      zee.angel.10 - 2012-06-08 10:02

      zambezi, be thankful for the rain, it fills up our dams. also , please stay where you are, DA dont need you in the Western Cape

      Ian - 2012-06-08 10:12

      @zambezi, wait till tommorow, then we will see whose talking nonsense, even cnn and sky have said we are gonna freeze, oh wait a sec you dont believe in anything that comes from the west, move on anc fool

      zaakiro - 2012-06-08 10:19

      Seriously people i think Zambezi just made a sarcastic joke, you people need to lighten us a little. All so serious are grumpy....

      Chris - 2012-06-08 10:39

      Yeah guys Zambezi did make a joke, lighten up it's Friday FFS.

      Christian J Denyschen - 2012-06-08 10:58

      fck but some ppl are sensitive, what bothers me the most is a lot of you said the anc should relax when we had the spear debacle(hypocrites).

      Christopher - 2012-06-08 11:14

      How do you know when there is a snowman in your bed ? You wake up wet !

      mattcredible - 2012-06-08 11:33

      Jeeeez, calm the F*&^ down morons. Zambezi was being satirical. Bet you're all the first to bitch about the new Nandos ad not being shown on SABC etc, but you can't let some humour fly here? Grow up. The lot of you.

      eddiebant - 2012-06-08 11:58

      From Mosselbay to the Gautengers,Here it comes with best wishes.Your turn,we are only the "halfway" stop.

      Preshen - 2012-06-09 09:34

      The worst thing about winter is cold toilet seats

  • poloyatonkim - 2012-06-08 09:56

    Zille must do something about this rain, I want to go to the beach.

      Sganja - 2012-06-08 09:57


      Henk - 2012-06-08 10:27

      So you stay in the medems province?

      Mark - 2012-06-08 11:20

      Wow! Poloyatonkim and sganja got more thumbs up than thumbs down. This is a first Its definitely going to snow

      Rob - 2012-06-08 12:16

      Jeez polly !!!!

      grant.hide - 2012-06-08 12:45

      Why dont you go to Gauteng? It rains money, free houses and food parcels.

  • robqb - 2012-06-08 10:00

    Where else can you expect heavy seas besides the coastal regions?

      shaficks - 2012-06-08 11:13


      Jones.Jacq - 2012-06-08 14:31

      lol i was wondering the same thing

  • Ted - 2012-06-08 10:02

    Is there an Abominable Snowlady or Snowman in the Cape Peninsula?

      Revelgen - 2012-06-08 10:28

      Do you know the way to tell between an Abominable Snowlady and a Snowman? It's snowballs.

      Zambezi - 2012-06-08 10:51

      I wonder what colour these abominable things are?

  • Henk - 2012-06-08 10:26

    The ANC must put legislation in place to stop winter!

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-06-08 10:29

      You and Zambezi are in good joking spirit.LOL! I hope all gets it.

      Sganja - 2012-06-08 10:46

      Liesbet - 2012-06-08 10:54

      Agree...sigh ....

  • Deon - 2012-06-08 10:37

    BMW and getting sick weather, too late to get your Flu jab now.

  • PetriVoges - 2012-06-08 10:46

    Wacky Wine on ice

  • Liesbet - 2012-06-08 10:53

    Lekker wyn & kaggel! Love this weather!

  • Trevor - 2012-06-08 10:56

    Old Brown Sherry...weekend mmmmmmmm

  • wvandermerwe1 - 2012-06-08 11:03

    Very funny comments, and so far removed from the actual weather forecast article. Stay on the topic people. Rather ask when the ANC comrades are going to start complaining that snow is only white! In Natal a little while ago, the local MEC complained & requested an enquiry as to why lightning only strikes black people in Natal. God must be rasist too??

      Philimsomi - 2012-06-08 11:38

      Hahahhahaha, must be the Scienceist dominated by white people and they messing up God's work, targeting us!!

      Angela - 2012-06-08 14:18

      Read that article as well. My Dad who lives in the UK said it made news there as well. Here is what MEC Nomsa Dube said: We will do an investigation and talk to the department of science and technology on what is the cause of the lightning, and if it only happened to the "previously disadvantaged as I have never seen any white people being struck by lightning" said Dube. She was visiting Mpumazi in Eshowe where seven people from two families died after being struck by lightning on Sunday. "Scientists from the department could perhaps help us and come up with instruments that could help community members protect themselves against lightning. The department has dealt with floods and fires, but lightning is new to us," said Dube.

      Glenda - 2012-06-08 17:34

      Be careful. 'They' are going to call the snow raciest!

  • logical007 - 2012-06-08 11:20

    There is such a thing as black ice - very slippery stuff - cause of many accidents. fluffy white snow, black ice????

      wvandermerwe1 - 2012-06-08 11:41

      U absolutely right. Thanks for the warning. To all true patriotic SA citizens out there. Avoid at all cost any contact with BLACK ice. It will cause you possible injury, and definitely can not be trusted....

      Glenda - 2012-06-08 17:36

      Don't forget it corrupts?

      Yamkela - 2012-06-08 23:37

      The will also be white corrupt penises

  • ztoefy - 2012-06-08 11:42

    looks like alot of people with chips on their shoulders....lighten up its Friday. PS this was a weather notice not a political one!!!

      Elsa - 2012-06-08 15:16

      Fully agree with you ztoefy. This was a weather notice, what does the DA and ANC got to do with the weather? Really dont understand why some people have to bring in politics were its not needed!

      Glenda - 2012-06-08 17:37

      Oh lighten up, it Friday!!!

  • Joe - 2012-06-08 12:15

    at the news a white blanketing of the cape flats there has been a flutter amongst political parties

  • hennie.botha.90 - 2012-06-08 16:13

    Brrrrrrr!!!!!! It never snows in PE, Great City

  • samantha.staas - 2012-07-13 14:50

    Yippeee cold weather, stay in bed with a good book or someone who has read one

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