Snow set to fall across the Cape on Monday 6 August

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With temperatures set to plummet, the SA weather forecast has thrown up an unexpected covering of snow for the Western Cape this week.

Both the Northern and Eastern Capes are expected to receive some light dustings, but it’s in the south-west where the “significant” snowfall is due on Monday night.

SA weather: Snowfall for Monday 6 August

(Snow Report SA)

Snow Report SA confirmed to us that there will be a covering across high peaks – and potentially some locations less than 1000m above sea level – before releasing their official report on Friday morning:

“By Monday night, we expect snow to be falling across all the high peaks through the Cederberg, Hex River Mountains, Franschhoek, Boland, Langeberge, Swartberg and other high peaks.”

“The freezing level could drop down to below 1000m in places, so some low-level snowfall does seem possible. We are however not expecting any heavy snow at this stage as there is limited moisture with this system.”

Will it snow on Table Mountain on Monday?

There indeed could be. Snow Report SA state that “there is a chance” of some light flurries on top of the iconic landmark. However, don’t expect this snow to settle – it’ll be falling along with light rain showers, meaning a blanketing of the white stuff is highly unlikely.

“Table Mountain could get some flurries on Monday afternoon and through the night on Monday into the early hours of Tuesday morning. It would be lovely to see it settle, but it seems unlikely as it will probably be accompanied by a bit of intermittent rain.”

Cape Town weather forecast, Monday 6 August

A fierce cold front is sweeping its way into the Western Cape on Monday, following up from the brief rainfall coming to the province over the weekend.

The mercury is likely to drop in many urban areas, where single-figure temperatures are on the cards for Cape Town. It’s time to dig out your blankets and heaters Capetonians, you’ll be needing them.

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