June 03, 2013
Cape Town hail storm: Photos
Baby, it’s cold outside ... Cape Town lovers and friends, it’s been a chilly few days in our beloved Mother City. And if you weren’t hibernating indoors, chances are you were outside photographing the powerful hail storm on Sunday June 2, 2013.
The first severe storm and cold front to hit Cape Town from over the Atlantic Ocean this season, it brought heavy rain, thunder, lightning and hail.
Covered in a blanket of white, it was easy to mistake the Mother City for a snow-concealed ice queen, but meteorologists assure us that this was indeed hail and quite possibly only a sign of things to come this winter.
Here are a few images of Sunday’s natural phenomenon: