Cold front brings snow to South Africa and parts of KZN.
The reason why many of you have been piling on the warm coats and jackets is that winter is here! The cold front that hit parts of South Africa this weekend has brought snow to Lesotho, Drakensberg in the KZN, and the Eastern Cape. According to Snow Report SA, snow did fall yesterday and in the early hours of this morning. Snowfalls are expected on the high lying areas adjacent to Lesotho in both the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal Provinces.
Pictures of the snowfall were shared excitedly by many users on all the social media platforms.
Snow at Tiffindell Ski Resort near Rhodes, E Cape and apparently it's still snowing! 🙂 pic.twitter.com/KoQ1UFYnTJ
— Snow Report SA (@SnowReportSA) June 13, 2016
Rob Ansell of SnowReport SA yesterday said the only snow in KZN that could be seen was on Saturday morning on the Southern Drakensberg. Bushmans Nek experienced a thin layer that melted quickly and cleared by midday.
Ansell said more snow was expected to fall last night in Lesotho. A few snowfall reports came from Hogsback in the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape at the weekend. Today in KZN, snow is expected in the Drakensberg areas.
On Monday morning, photographs showed the popular AfriSki Mountain Resort in Lesotho, Tiffendell Ski Resort in the Eastern Cape and Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge in the Free State covered in white. AfriSki Mountain Resort has also kicked off their slope-making procedures, with the continuing snowfall assisting to keep the slopes ski ready.
“The Eastern Cape Drakensberg areas will also get some light dustings, with some heavier falls possible in the Tiffindell area and around Rhodes. “Some light falls might also drift into the Golden Gate area of the Free State (Clarens might get lucky as well),” according to SnowReport.
Other areas of Lesotho could get between 15 cm and 25 cm in the early hours of today. SA Weather Service forecaster Wisani Maluleke said cold weather was expected today and snowfall was also expected in the Lesotho mountains today. For the latest updates on the snow check out snowreport.co.za
We love the pics, so keep on posting!