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Wild Weekend Weather Expected

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The country is still feeling the effects of this past weekend’s cold front which brought freezing temperatures to parts of the country, and snowfalls to the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Lesotho. But while the temperatures remain low in the wake of the front, our attention has already turned to the next weather event which is set to occur on ... Read More »

The Cold Returns – Snow For Western Cape This Weekend

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After a fairly mild and mostly dry couple weeks for most of the South-Western Cape, things look set to change this weekend with the arrival of cold front, which looks likely to start impacting the province from Saturday afternoon to evening. Winds are likely to get stronger from late morning, peaking in the late of Saturday the 11th, however look ... Read More »

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.

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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 »

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