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It’s snowing in parts of South Africa today

Brrr…..Snow has made landfall in several parts of South Africa and it’s confirmed – it’s snowing! Watch the video here.

UPDATE – Light snow will continue until Saturday

The South African Meteorological Service (SAWS) confirmed that light snow had made landfall in parts of South Africa on Wednesday, It will last until Saturday.

Watch the video:

Below are the areas that will be affected

SAWS warned that snowfall could lead to icy and slippery roads, disruption to traffic and dangerous driving conditions.

“Drivers are advised to avoid slippery roads and try to use alternative routes or delay travel.”

The following areas will be affected:

  • Lesotho
  • Eastern Cape
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Senqu
  • Buckley East
  • Mathiele
  • Erendini
  • nkangarhu
  • McClair
  • sahsizvi
  • Eliot

Do you have any photos of the recent snowfall? We’d love to share them! Please email your photo to corne@thesouthafrican.com (remember to include the location and your first and last name)

WATCH: Snow is falling in parts of South Africa today Photo: AfriSki
Watch: Snow is falling in parts of South Africa today
WATCH: Snow is falling in parts of South Africa today Photo: AfriSki

Also read: Prairie fire weather warning issued for parts of South AfricaOne

Here are the top five places to look for snow in SA in July:

  • Underberg: Snow in Underberg can happen anywhere from May to October. The region has the highest recorded snowfall, so probably the best time to look for snow is August. Just 40 kilometers from Underberg, Sani Pass is an excellent snowfield to explore, with its first winter snowfall in late May this year. Note though that you will need a 4 x 4 to push the pass.
  • Kinmen: Winters in Kinmen can be very cold, with temperatures that can plummet to between -9 and -15°C. Snow is no stranger to the region.
  • Central Region: Winters in the central region of Natal are cool and dry, with occasional snow and frost, with an average temperature of 6°C. In August 2021, the KZN central region, along with much of the rest of South Australia that was previously untouched, was transformed into a white-covered wonderland.

This comes after snow was confirmed in parts of South Australia last month

This comes after snow fell in several parts of South Africa last month. Snow has been confirmed for the following areas:

Here’s where snow was confirmed last month:

  • Lesotho
  • Anderberg
  • Drakensberg Mountains
  • Worcester Hill

Farmers urged to shelter animals

It further warned that the snow could lead to the isolated loss of vulnerable livestock and snowmelt, resulting in slippery roads.

SAWS urges smallholder farmers to be encouraged to provide shelter for animals. Residents should dress warmly and avoid mountain passes.

Also read: Bored?Why not look for snow – here’s where to see snow in SA

Watch: Snow is falling in parts of South Africa today
The photo was taken this morning at the Underberg at Silver Creek Lodge.Photo: Maddie Botta
Watch: Snow is falling in parts of South Africa today
The photo was taken this morning at the Underberg at Silver Creek Lodge.Photo: Maddie Botta
Watch: Snow is falling in parts of South Africa today
The photo was taken this morning at the Underberg at Silver Creek Lodge.Photo: Maddie Botta

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