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Sunday, 9 June 2013

And winter came howling.

Literally howling. 

Woke up this morning to blue skies and a balmy day, the weather man had predicted a cold front for Sunday, (same as he predicted for last Sunday, didn't quiet happen). Had to get to church early, my turn to unlock, switch on lights, etc., and then welcome people at the door as they arrive.

Standing at the door one has a splendid view to the south and there towering high, was a solid bank of cloud across the horizon, always the first sign of a cold front. Having made it's way from the southern Artic ocean, over Cape town and the Western cape, (snow, sleet, rain floods and freezing weather) right across the country, all of 1500 km, just waiting to pounce on us.

Church came out much later than usual due to the dedication of one of the members first child. Went in with blue skies and came out to grey skies and a freezing wind. Driving home I actually encountered some sleet which changed to small hail stones, then rain.

A strong wind accompanied by cold rain has been rattling the roof all afternoon and stripping the last leaves of the trees. 

Tomorrow the Drakensberg will be covered with snow and we will know winter is here to stay for at least the next three months.

  


1 comment:

Gorges Smythe said...

When I encounter such weather, I quote Ebeneezer Scrooge, "Bah! Humbug!"