Snowfall of between 5- 20cm was expected to start on Sunday evening and continue on MONDAY in parts of South Africa.
SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED IN SEVERAL PARTS OF SA
According to Vox Weather, temperatures will drop low enough for light snowfall on the mountain peaks of Sani Pass, Drakensberg, and Lesotho.
“Sunday overnight into Monday, you can expect snow over Lesotho and over the Drakensberg.”
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THESE AREAS WILL LIKELY BE AFFECTED
Snowfall was expected over the following areas:
- Eastern Cape
- Barkly East
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FARMERS URGED TO SHELTER ANIMALS
It furthermore warned that the accumulation of snow might result in isolated loss of vulnerable livestock and snowmelt, resulting in slippery driving conditions.
The SAWS urged small stock farmers are encouraged to shelter animals. Residents should dress warmly and avoid high mountain passes.
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This comes after heavy snowfall was reported recently in several parts of South Africa.
SNOWFALL MADE LANDFALL LAST WEEKEND
Snowfall was confirmed last week on the peaks of the mountains in Barley East, on the Sani Mountain Pass, and in Lesotho.
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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.
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