The weather over the past few days has been particularly frosty. South African Weather Service (SAWS) has advised that the rest of the week will carry on being cold and dreary.

Snow is expected to continue falling on mountain passes throughout the Western Cape. Gauteng and the Eastern Cape have received some pre-winter snowfall too. The town of Sutherland in the Northern Cape is also expecting chilly temperatures and some snow.

Today [May 27], Capetonians can expect temperatures ranging between a minimum of 10°C and a maximum of 15°C. While this is particularly crisp, there is no rain predicted. 

On Thursday, May 28 rain is expected to fall across the Cape. There is an 80% chance of rain, with 25mm predicted to fall. A cool minimum temperature of 10°C can be expected with the day reaching a maximum 17°C.

More rain is expected on Friday, May 29. According to SAWS, there is a 30% chance of 3mm of rain. Temperatures will range between 11°C and 19°C.

Perhaps the rainfall will boost the Cape’s dam levels. On May 22, the average dam level for the City of Cape Town was at 53.2%.

 

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From M.C Lamprecht Outeniqua Mountains this morning from George

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Video taken on the Lootsberg Pass between Graaff-Reinet and Middelburg.

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Taken by Jason Baartman Picture at Laastedrift farm ( Matroosberg)

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Photo sent in by Tossie Muller in Komsberg just outside of Sutherland. Temperatures are freezing!

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Beautiful photos taken by Anneke du Preez in the Little Karoo.

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From Anneke du Preez Beautiful photo of snow on the Kammanasie mountains in the Little Karoo this morning.

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From Lorna Barnard We have our first snow pictures from Towsrivier in the Western Cape

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Article written by

Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.