Parts of South Africa awoke to a stunning snow-covered setting this morning. Check out these beautiful pictures of today’s snow in SA…
By: Corné van Zyl
Brrr ….. snowfall has made landfall in several parts of South Africa and it is confirmed – it is snowing! Watch the videos here.
NEWS JUST IN – LIGHT SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE UNTIL SATURDAY
The South African Weather Service (SAWS) confirmed that light snowfall has already made landfall in parts of South Africa on Wednesday and that it will continue until Saturday.
HERE ARE THE AREAS THAT WILL BE AFFECTED
The SAWS warned that the snowfall could result in icy and slippery roads, traffic disruptions, and dangerous driving conditions.
“Drivers are advised to avoid slippery roads and rather use alternative routes or postpone their traveling if possible.”
The following areas will be affected:
- Eastern Cape
- Barkly East
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HERE ARE THE TOP FIVE PLACES IN SA TO GO HUNT FOR SNOW IN JULY:
- 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.
THIS COMES AFTER SNOW WAS CONFIRMED IN PARTS OF SA LAST MONTH
This comes after several parts of South Africa had snowfall last month. The following areas had confirmed snowfall:
- Drakensberg Mountains
- Worcester mountains
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.