Yes, it is winter in South Africa, but the extent of the storm may be unprecedented.
“It is probably the first time ever that snow has fallen in all nine of South Africa’s provinces on the same day”
Snow up to 70 cm deep was reported.
Two fatalities were reported. But on the whole the event has been met with pleasure. Hillary Clinton has been named “Nimkita” (bringer of snow) by hosts at an event in Johannesburg. (I suppose we are lucky Al Gore wasn’t along for the ride.)
Is this auspicious or ominous? Or just irrelevant?