ALERT: Snow in November! 4 SA provinces to feel the freeze this week

2017-11-13 09:27 - Gabi Zietsman
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Cape Town - Snow Report SA has released an advanced forecast for the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, KZN as well as Lesotho for this week.

According to their forecast, snow will start falling in South Africa on Tuesday night in the eastern parts of the Western Cape and the Sneeuberge in the Eastern Cape. 

Ben Macdui in the Eastern Cape should expect 40cm of snow from Wednesday morning, while Thaban Ntlenyana in Lesotho should get almost 1m of snow.

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By Wednesday afternoon the snow should have spread to the Drakensberg range in the Eastern Cape and by the evening it should hit surrounding towns. Sani Pass could possibly get 50cm on Wednesday evening.

"At the same time, snowfalls will commence throughout most of Lesotho, and into some high lying areas around Kokstad and Matatielle, with light falls possible to come down into KZN around Underberg and Himeville, and possibly even towards Bulwer by Thursday morning," says Snow Report SA.

It is also possible that the Clarens area in the Free State will see snow on Thursday morning, as well as the Harrismith and Van Reenen region, though forecasters note this is only a possibility at this stage. Snow should stop falling by Thursday evening.

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"Lots of rain and wind is also expected with this weather system, which could become intense at times. As always, this is an advanced forecast, and is subject to change, especially at this time of year. We will keep you updated."

SA Weather Service also advises that parts of SA can expect a "stormy week ahead" between 14-16 November, due to a "a steep upper air trough" that will result in "wet, windy and cold weather".

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