only in | Snow is falling in parts of South Africa as cold winter conditions deepen

only in | Snow is falling in parts of South Africa as cold winter conditions deepen

Snow falls on a golf course in Parkview, Johannesburg.

Snow falls on a golf course in Parkview, Johannesburg.

  • Snow made landfall in Johannesburg, the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Roads had to be closed in the Eastern Cape and the South African Meteorological Service warned that snow in KwaZulu-Natal could also lead to road closures.
  • Cold, wet and windy weather hit the Western Cape on Friday afternoon and continued into Saturday.

Very cold and wet conditions continued across the country, with cooler temperatures bringing uncharacteristically snowfall to Johannesburg, as well as parts of the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

Snow began falling in higher elevations in the Western Cape and Northern Cape over the weekend and spread to higher elevations in the Eastern Cape, blocking roads.

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned that extremely cold temperatures and snowfall pose a risk to small farmers as well as anyone carrying out outdoor activities.

“Over the past few days, cold weather has hit parts of the country,” she said.

Cool, wet and windy weather arrived in the Western Cape on Friday afternoon and continued into Saturday. It is expected to spread east over the next few days.

It added that winds are also expected to blow to the eastern interior regions.

SAWS has issued a snowfall warning for KwaZulu-Natal, which could lead to icy roads and traffic disruptions.


We live in a world where facts and fiction blur

In times of uncertainty, you need journalism you can trust. For 14 days free of charge, you can access a world of in-depth analytics, investigative journalism, top opinions, and a host of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter, you will be charged R75 per month. You can cancel at any time and if you cancel within 14 days you will not be charged.

Source by [author_name]

Leave a Comment