Frequent question: Does it ever snow in South Africa?

Snow is a rare occurrence, with snowfall having been experienced in May 1956, August 1962, June 1964, September 1981, August 2006 (light), on 27 June 2007, accumulating up to 10 centimetres (3.9 in) in the southern suburbs, and most recently on 7 August 2012.

Does it ever snow in Cape Town South Africa?

For the most part, Cape Town does not experience snow in its main hubs. Just under an hour away however, the Western Cape towns of Ceres, Worchester and Tulbagh offer the chance to enjoy a spectacular winter wonderland. The first snowfalls often begin towards the middle of June, and continue well into July.

Does South Africa get any snow?

Snow is an almost annual occurrence on some of the mountains of South Africa, including those of the Cedarberg and around Ceres in the South-Western Cape, and on the Drakensberg in Natal and Lesotho. … Additionally, snow regularly falls in the Atlas Mountains in the Maghreb.

Which part of Africa does it snow?

There are really only two main regions in Africa that produce snowfall on a somewhat regular basis. South Africa and Lesotho. South Africa is the southernmost country in the continent of Africa and it is home to many ecosystems.

What is the coldest country in Africa?

The Coldest And Snowing Countries In Africa AFRICA- Lesotho located in Southern Africa is the coldest country in Africa, it covers 30,355 sq km (11,720 sq mi).

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Why is there no snow in Africa?

Snow is generally rare in Africa because the continent straddles the equator. There are bona-fide ski resorts in the mountains both in the extreme north (Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco) and south (South Africa , Lesotho) of the continent.

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