PICS: The first snow of 2016 – in March!

2016-03-27 21:00 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - It might have sounded a little unlikely when the Snow Report SA and other weather forecasters said South Africa might see snowfall during autumn in March... But we have the photos to prove it. 

UPDATE - More SA snow pics: 'Matroosberg summit dipped to -4°C'

On Saturday night, following heavy rains and strong wind in the Cape, the highest peaks of the Matroosberg got a dusting of snow on Easter Sunday.  

This came two days after heavy rains hit Oudtshoorn - where the annual KKNK kicked off - causing the town and festival grounds to flood! 

More rain, strong wind and high waves have been forecast in the Cape for Monday, 28 March. According to the South African Weather Service, high seas with wave heights from six to nine metres is expected between Cape Point and Port Alfred, where a 30% chance of rain can also be expected. 

On Sunday night, gale force northwesterly winds of 65 to 75km/h is also expected along this coast. 

No further snow has been forecast, but another cold front is expected to hit the Cape on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

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PICS: KKNK splashes on after heavy rains in Oudtshoorn, Meiringspoort Pass