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LOOK: This is why it was snow cold in the Western Cape this weekend

This picture from the Koue Bokkeveld was posted on Twitter by @ReenvalSA

This picture from the Koue Bokkeveld was posted on Twitter by @ReenvalSA

Published Aug 27, 2018

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Cape Town - The Western Cape is in the grip of a cold snap which started over the weekend with snow on a number of mountains around the province and a hail storm in the Cape Town metropole on Sunday.

On Saturday, the South African Weather Service issued a warning of adverse conditions with gale force winds, heavy rains and localised flooding. The heavy rainfall came as a welcome boost for the province's dam levels which are sitting at just over 60 percent at the moment. 

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It was the snow, as always, which captured the most attention on social media though. Many locals posted pictures of the snow covering the Cederberg, Hex River Mountains and the Boland mountain ranges.

Thick layer of #snow in the Koue Bokkeveld near #Ceres this morning.📸Heini Rautenbach. @SnowReportSA @TheCitizen_News @SAWeatherServic @eNCA @_ArriveAlive @Weather4Africa @SABreakingNews pic.twitter.com/PucBm9u9ir

— ReenvalSA (@ReenvalSA) August 26, 2018

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Snow currently falling in the Koo Valley (WC). pic.twitter.com/nP63w6aaQk

— Snow Report SA (@SnowReportSA) August 26, 2018

View from my front porch. Snow on the mountains. No wonder I'm freaking freezing! #westerncape #weather pic.twitter.com/dQlmO8iTrl

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— Inge Saunders (@saunders_inge) August 26, 2018

Brace yourselves #CapeTown here it comes.

Icy rain and gusting wind. pic.twitter.com/FJqEqUYkoA

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— The Roaming Giraffe (@DiBrown5) August 26, 2018

Blizzard at the #Matroosberg #Snow📽: Tony Georgiou @SnowReportSA @SAWeatherServic @Weather4Africa @JoelGuy_ pic.twitter.com/xCdjMVc4m8

— ReenvalSA (@ReenvalSA) August 26, 2018

Who went on the hunt for snow in Cape Town today? I want to see pics! #matroosberg #ceres #capetown #snow #capetownsnow pic.twitter.com/ot99EfJWBZ

— Bella Monsoon (@bella_monsoon) August 26, 2018

Awesome!!! Worcester mountains covered in snow blanket.I love it. #snow pic.twitter.com/l8PoArnZNS

— BOSBEER /CAPE TOWN (@BOSBEER2006) August 26, 2018

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