SNOWFALL was confirmed in several areas of South Africa on TUESDAY morning. Here are the photos of the snow.
SNOW WAS CONFIRMED ON TUESDAY MORNING – LOOK AT THESE PHOTOS
According to the South African Weather Service (SAWS) the snow started on Monday afternoon and will continue until Tuesday morning.
Light snowfall is expected in the high-lying areas in parts of the Eastern Cape, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, as well as Lesotho from late on Monday afternoon.
These areas will be affected:
- Winterberg Mountain Range
- Sneeuberg Mountain Range
- South Drakenberg Mountain Range
- Swartberg Mountain Range
- Beaufort West
The SAWS furthermore said 1-2cm of snow is expected.
COLDER TEMPERATURES WILL MOVE IN ON MONDAY
Meanwhile, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) advised the public and small stock farmers that loss of vulnerable livestock and crops can be expected.
“The weak and frail may also be vulnerable since their bodies won’t be able to retain their heat as easily.”
“Small stock farmers should provide shelter for their vulnerable livestock and cover sensitive crops. Shelter, soup and blankets should be provided to the weak and frail where possible.”SAWS
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HERE ARE THE TOP FIVE PLACES IN SA TO GO HUNT FOR SNOW IN AUGUST:
- Underberg: Snowfalls in the Underberg can occur anywhere from May through to October. The highest recorded snowfall in the area and, therefore, possibly the best time to go in search of snow is in August. Situated a mere 40kms from Underberg, Sani Pass is a great snow spot to explore, with the first winter snowfall having fallen there in late May this year. Be advised though, that you need a 4 x 4 to drive up the pass.
- Golden Gate: The winter months in Golden Gate are very cold and temperatures can plummet to between -9 and -15°C. Snow is no stranger to this area.
- Midlands: Winter in the Natal Midlands is cool and dry, with occasional snow and frost and average temperatures of 6°C. August 2021 saw the KZN Midlands transformed into a white-blanketed wonderland along with other large parts of SA previously untouched by it.