Pictures: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company
Pictures: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company

PICS: Table Mountain covered in snow as temperature drops to 2 degrees Celsius

By IOL Reporter Time of article published Aug 30, 2020

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Table Mountain was awash in snow on Sunday Morning as Capetonians felt the biting cold which reached as little as 2 degrees Celsius.

According to the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company, the snowfall was recorded at about 2-3cm deep.

Posting images to its official Facebook page, the company said: “Have a look at these morning photos from the snowfall on #TableMountain!”

Have a look at these morning photos from the snowfall on #TableMountain! If you’re brave enough to come and see the snow...

Posted by Table Mountain Aerial Cableway on Sunday, August 30, 2020

The freezing weather comes as the South African Weather Services issued a warning advisory of very cold conditions expected into Sunday, over the extreme southern parts of the Northern Cape, extreme southern parts of Free State and extreme south-western high ground of KwaZulu-Natal as well as in places over the central and northern interior of the Eastern Cape.

“We are very excited with the snow that started falling on Saturday, the first time in many years that this has happened,” said Wahida Parker, Managing Director of Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company.

“As we speak (on Sunday morning) we still have snow falling on the mountain with the temperature at around 2 degrees Celsius and snow about 2-3cm deep,” she added.

Those wishing to visit Table Mountain have been advised to dress warm.

“It is very cold and the ground is very slippery. We are still seeing some snow falling while hikers are making their way up,” said Parker.

Earlier this month, IOL reported that snowfall at the top of Swartberg Pass saw dozens of families heading out to enjoy playing about in the snow.

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