Could Easter weekend see the first SNOW of the season in SA?


Cape Town - We're used to seeing weird weather in SA by now. But if you told us during those hellish first weeks of January that South Africans would have had to brace for winter in the second weekend of Autumn already, we would have called you a liar! 

Turns out, however, that the first snow forecast for South Africa for 2016 has been issued, a full three months ahead of the official southern hemisphere winter season. 

READ: It will get worse before it gets better- SA Weather Service

According to Mountain Forecast, temperatures on Saturday night, 26 March, could reach as low as -6°C, resulting in snowfall in the southern parts of the Western Cape.  

Snow Report SA reiterates this, saying a frontal system approaching the Western Cape could result in snowfall and icy downpour late on Saturday night.


"The freezing level will drop to 2 500 meters in places, so the extreme high peaks in the southern Western Cape might see a few flurries in the early dark hours of Sunday morning," SA Snow Report says. 

Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve, especially, may see up to 9cm of snow on its peak on Saturday night/Sunday morning.

If you're chasing the snow this Easter weekend, please send your photos to us at info@traveller24.co.za



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