Joburg has been uncharacteristically cold in the past couple of days, but the worst started on Wednesday, 16 June 2010. Quentin and I woke up fairly late, because it was a public holiday, and when we went outside for our morning smoke and coffee, we discovered that our little pool in the back yard had a layer of ice on top, thick enough to hold up Q’s lighter.
Of course, we had to play a little with the idea, and filled some containers with water, added dashes of food colouring to some, and left them on the table outside overnight.
Next morning, we had some mixed results. The water in the larger containers were frozen solid, while some of the smaller ones were completely unaffected. We have left the containers out every night since, and have noticed a repeat of the pattern.
And this is our weather forcast for the next 36 hours. Brrrr.