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You may get snow in these locations on Saturday


There’s a cold front sweeping in from the west of the country, and as the temperatures plummet, some of the forecast rain is likely to bring brief snow flurries with it on Saturday. The weather is taking a turn for a miserable in both the Western Cape and Eastern Cape this weekend, and the next few days promise to be chilly.

SA weather forecast for Saturday 26 September

According to the latest forecasts from Ventusky – the weather mapping service that uses up-to-the-minute data – there will be a substantial amount of settling snow in regions that are well-known for their wintery aesthetics.

It is predicted that snow will make landfall on Saturday morning. Only the two aforementioned provinces will be hit by the icy change in weather, but given that the affected locations are high above sea level, a little blizzard or two isn’t exactly out of the ordinary for them. This may be relatively late in the year for a snow forecast, but it’s nothing a few extra blankets and a decent heater can’t help with!

Where is snow forecast to fall on Saturday 26 September?

Western Cape:

Cederberg is on course to receive up to one centimetre of snow, with communities in the Hex Valley also likely to experience some substantial flurries. Areas between Paarl and Franschoek can expect a light covering, on top of the 50mm rain that will supposedly land here over the next few days. Snow-chasers are most likely to capture this particular weather event from late morning and just after midday on Saturday.

Snow forecast for the Western Cape on Saturday 26 September – Photo: Ventusky

Eastern Cape:

A light dusting is on course to make landfall between Graaff-Reinet and Craddock on Friday. Meanwhile, regions to the west of Nieu-Bethesda are also on course to see a brief patch of snow. We’re expecting the first few flakes to fall at 10:00, with bitterly cold conditions persisting through until the afternoon.

Snow forecast for the Eastern Cape on Saturday 26 September – Photo: Ventusky Protection Status


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