Rare snowfall and cold temperatures hit South Africa… Alberta

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via news24:

Rainfall is expected across most parts of SA as two cold fronts move across the country, while the north is expecting hot weather on Thursday.


Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected in the central and eastern parts of the North West, the eastern Free State, Gauteng, the highveld of Mpumalanga, the western bushveld of Limpopo and the northwestern parts of KwaZulu-Natal.


Heavy rain leading to localised flooding is expected in places in the southern parts of the Eastern Cape.

Disruptive snowfall is expected over the Sneeuberg mountains of the Eastern Cape.

Special Weather Advisories

An intense cut-off low is expected to affect parts of the Western Cape, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape over the next few days.

The public and small stock farmers have been advised that very cold conditions and snowfalls on the high ground are expected.

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Isolated showers and some thundershowers are expected across the North West, Free State, Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and southern parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

Snowfalls are expected over the high ground of the Western Cape and Sneeuberg mountains in the Eastern Cape as a second cold front moves across this part of country.

The rest of the country remains dry.


Minimum temperatures are expected to be very cold across the southwestern parts of the Northern Cape, and cold conditions are expected across the rest of the Northern Cape, Western Cape and Eastern Cape. It will be cool across the central areas and warm in the upper northern parts of the country.

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The coldest place will be Sutherland in the Northern Cape, dropping to below-freezing -3°C.



Summer snowstorm expected to hit western Alberta

It may still be summer, but communities in western Alberta are being told to hunker down for a blast of wintry weather.

A snowstorm is expected to whip into the province later this week. On Monday, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for areas including Jasper, Grande Prairie, Nordegg and Rocky Mountain House.

A cold north wind is to blame for the incoming blizzard.

“A cool air mass will invade much of Alberta this week, bringing with it weather that is decidedly more like winter than summer,” the advisory reads.

Weather that is decidedly more like winter than summer.– Environment Canada


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