Whew, it sure is snowing a lot today! Here are some GORGEOUS pictures of a snow-covered Mpumalanga today, Friday, 19 August 2022.
Watch these amazing videos of snowfall making landfall in parts of Mpumulanga now.
WATCH SNOW HAS BEEN CONFIRMED
This comes after the South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a level 1 warning for SNOWFALL and weather advisories for several parts of South Africa on FRIDAY.
SNOWFALL WAS ALSO REPORTED IN KZN THIS MORNING
MORE SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TOMORROW
A surface high-pressure will be extending its ridge over the Eastern Cape on Friday, pushing in more moisture and will result in cold, wet conditions over the province. Snowfall over the Southern Drakensberg area can be expected from Thursday night into Friday morning.”VoxWeather
It warned that snowfall would result in icy and slippery roads. Traffic disruptions and dangerous driving conditions can be expected.
“Angora and small stock farmers are advised to shelter small stock . Hikers and outdoor recreational activities will be exposed to these conditions and may contract Hypothermia if precautions are not taken.”SAWS
OTHER AREAS WILL ALSO GET SNOW – MORE INFO HERE
Meanwhile, VoxWeather said more than 10cm of powder is expected over the mountain peaks, including Sani Pass and the Southern Drakensberg, on Saturday.
Significant snowfall is expected over Lesotho and the southern Drakensberg mainly on Thursday into Friday.
THESE AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED:
- Karoo Hoogland
- Beaufort West
- Prince Albert
SNOWFALL CONFIRMED NOW IN SEVERAL PARTS OF SA
Snowfall was confirmed on Wednesday in several parts of the country due to the significant drop in temperature reaching Gauteng on Sunday.
Are you in the area where snowfall is expected? We would love to see your photos. Please email your photos to Corne@thesouthafrican.com – remember to include the area and your details.
By: Corné van Zyl