June 03, 2013
Cape Town hail storm: Photos
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
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: