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Bloemfontein – Residents of the Free State will be forgiven for being slightly confused about waking up at the weekend to winter temperatures and snow - in the middle of October
Aslam Sardiwalla, a meteorologist at the Bloemfontein weather office, says the weather conditions over the past few days have been very odd.
The strange weather was caused by a cold front and extraordinary southerly winds. “The wind was blowing from a very southerly direction. It’s the same kind of wind we usually experience in the middle of winter.”
He also said it is “incredible” how weather patterns have changed over the past five to ten years. A decade ago it was possible to plant courgettes in Musina in the winter, but these days the frost is too severe
Originally posted by 12voltz
Please remain calm ,an expert will be along shortly to assure you that everything is normal and constant reports of freak weather events is caused by el nino,la nina or your imagination.
“It’s not completely unprecedented, but certainly not what we’re used to,” he says.