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Snow expected to hit parts of South Australia today

Snow is expected in parts of South Africa today and next week.

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The South African Meteorological Service (SAWS) has warned that light snow is expected in the mountains of the following areas:

“Light snow on the mountains could lead to isolated losses of vulnerable livestock. Slippery conditions caused by icy mountain passes could cause some isolated disruptions.”

SAWS also advised the public to keep livestock in shelters and avoid driving on icy roads.

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Public advised to avoid travelling on icy roads

Snow is expected to make landfall on Tuesday morning and continue into Tuesday night.

SAWS also issued a damaging surf warning for several regions of South Africa on Thursday. The following areas may be affected:

  • wild coast sun
  • port st john
  • M_Ngquza Mountain
  • mkambati
  • haven
  • port alfred
  • M_Nelson Mandela Bay
  • cape recife
  • M_bit header
  • Plettenberg Bay
  • George
  • Cape Agulhas 2
  • Mossel Bay
  • steel b.
  • Hermanus
  • Saldanha Bay
  • table bay

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“Damaging surf is expected to cause navigation difficulties and a local risk of flooding and capsizing for small boats. Small boats are advised to seek shelter in ports, bays or inlets.”

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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 Friday afternoon:

  • Lesotho
  • Anderberg
  • Drakensberg Mountains
  • Worcester Hill

Farmers urged to shelter animals

It also 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

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