PICS: Cold snap brings SA snow in November
Cape Town - Unseasonal snow has hit parts of South Africa on Wednesday.
According to SA Weather Service, a steep upper-air trough, having the potential to cut off and further intensify, have resulted in significantly cooler weather over most parts of the country on Wednesday into Thursday, with the expectation of snowfalls on some southern mountains.
Disruptive snowfalls are expected on Wednesday over the Winterberge and the southern Drakensberg of the Eastern Cape, and also over the south-western high grounds of KZN.
According to Snow Report SA, 10cm snow now expected to hit Matroosberg and Groot Swartberg in Western Cape, with a little snow dusting the Outeniqua Mountains.
Eastern Cape should expect more snow than previously forecast, especially Graaff-Reinet, Cradock through to Hogsback on Wednesday.
KZN Midlands might get a few flurries during the early hours of Thursday morning, "but it is not expected to settle at this stage" says Snow Report SA, adding that "the Clarens/ Harrismith/ van Reenen area now seems less likely to get snow, but we can’t rule it out totally".
"We are expecting snow in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, heavy falls in Lesotho and the Eastern Cape Drakensberg, medium/ light falls on the KZN Drakensberg, possibly coming down into towns like Underberg and Himeville, although not much expected low down, and some flurries in the KZN Midlands," says Snow Report SA.
Snow should stop falling by Thursday evening.
Avid snow watchers have already caught some video and photos of the unseasonal snowfall, including photos taken in Karoo National Park.
What to read next on Traveller24: