WATCH: 'Snowvember' in Lesotho

2017-11-28 08:38 - Kavitha Pillay
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Snowfall at Afriski in Lesotho in November. (Photo: Afriski/ Twitter)

Cape Town - Snowfall in South Africa at this time of year has left us baffled.

While we've come to expect a flurry or two on the high peaks of the Eastern and Western Capes in recent weeks, sudden snowfall across the country still keeps us surprised and intrigued ... and concerned too at the effects of climate change that are starting to show more profoundly in SA.

SEE: Weather Service: SA warming faster than the global average trend

Snow Report SA, which has dubbed the snowfall in November as "Snowvember", issued an alert for snowfall on Saturday, 25 November in Lesotho, at Afriski in the Maluti mountains, Sani Mountain Lodge and Sani Top. 

The flurries over the weekend saw some extreme race conditions for the annual Lesotho Ultra Trail Run, and 154 mountain runners took on the 5th edition of the Ultra Trail in the Maluti Mountains, through sun, rain and snow. 

SEE: WATCH: Snow flurries sees Lesotho Ultra Trail go from summer to winter and back again

However, while snow was expected not to fall after Saturday it surprised visitors at Afriski with more flurries on Monday evening, 27 November.

Check it out:

SA Weather Service and Snow Report SA issued no warnings or alerts of snowfall on Tuesday, 28 November.

On the contrary, SA Weather Service warns of high fire danger conditions in the west and predicts rain in the central and northern parts of SA on Tuesday. See the full weather report here.

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