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Big Snow Totals Possible For Lesotho This Weekend


The latest model guidance is looking extremely positive for snow enthusiasts in the north-eastern parts of the country, with the possibility for heavy snow in both Lesotho and the far NE parts of the Eastern Cape. For those who may not have been following this event, we have been tracking the progress of the forecast models for days now, with ... Read More »

Model Inconsistencies Leave Snow Potential Up In The Air

Heavy snow shown over Lesotho, with rates up to 20cm per 6 hours.

Image from Snow-Forecast

Firstly, I’d like to state the discussion of this upcoming weather events poses a larger than normal degree of uncertainty and that it should be noted by all readers that due to the timeframe of the events discussed herein, it’s still very possible for there to be significant changes to the outlook. Update #3 – 24 June 2015 (09:00): There ... Read More »

Models Hint At Snowy Week Ahead


Update #2 – 15 June 2015: The weather event in question has been subject to a lot of “flip-flopping” with forecast specifics changing slightly every few hours, making it difficult to pin point the exact conditions which can be expected, however with the system now almost here – the forecast is a bit more reliable. The first thing to note ... Read More »

More Snow For Lesotho – 11 June 2015


It’s only been a few days since the recent cut-off low brought snow to several provinces, but already we can look to the next potential snow event which seems to be possible later this week. Image from Snow-Forecast There is currently a weak upper trough present over Namibia extending down into the Northern Cape. The GFS model suggests that this ... Read More »

No, Cape Town’s Waters Never Froze


Every year each weather system, someone somewhere on the internet feels the best course of action in his life is to go and find some images of a severe weather event completely unrelated or from years prior and to pass it off as an eyewitness report from the current system. Unfortunately before long, this sad soul has had his post ... Read More »

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