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June 03, 2013

Cape Town hail storm: Photos

'It's so beautiful! View of Buitengracht Street from our balcony. Hail storm in #capetown.' Photo courtesy of Bianca Haarhoff

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.

Shutterbugs were quick to snap stunning images of the hail in Sea Point, Green Point and the city centre.

Here are a few images of Sunday’s natural phenomenon:

Winter wonderland in Green Point. Photo courtesy of Virginie Harel

White beauty: Sea Point. Photo courtesy of Clarissa Harteveld

Cape Town under the weather on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Tanya Nefdt

#beautiful #view in #CapeTown. Photo courtesy of Tania Knight

The white streets of #seapoint. Photo courtesy of Clarissa Harteveld

Strand Street under cover. Photo courtesy of Mark Solomon

Feeling strong enough to brave the cold? Why not warm up at our sensational coffee shops and tea spots, or feast on our delectable winter warmer restaurant specials?

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