Are you bored and not sure how to keep the family entertained in the cold weather this weekend?
GRAB THE FAMILY AND GO HUNTING FOR SNOW!
MORE light snowfall is expected in parts of South Africa this coming WEEKEND.
Snowfall is expected to make landfall on Saturday afternoon.
The South African Weather Service (SAWS) warned there is a 30% chance of light snowfall expected in the high-lying mountains in the following areas:
- Eastern Cape
“Light snowfalls on the mountains could result in isolated loss of vulnerable livestock. Slippery conditions due to icy roads on mountain passes could result in some isolated disruption.”
The SAWS furthermore advised the public to keep their livestock in shelters and avoid traveling on icy roads.
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THE PUBLIC IS ADVISED TO AVOID TRAVELING ON ICY ROADS
Snowfall is expected to make landfall early on Saturday afternoon and continue until Sunday evening.
HERE ARE THE TOP FIVE PLACES IN SA TO GO HUNT FOR SNOW IN JULY:
- Underberg: Snowfalls in the Underberg can occur anywhere from May through to October. The highest recorded snowfall in the area and, therefore, possibly the best time to go in search of snow, is in August. Situated a mere 40kms from Underberg, Sani Pass is a great snow spot to explore, with the first winter snowfall having fallen there in late May this year. Be advised though that you need a 4 x 4 to drive up the pass.
- Golden Gate: The winter months in Golden Gate are very cold and temperatures can plummet to between -9 and -15°C. Snow is no stranger to this area.
- Midlands: Winter in the Natal Midlands is cool and dry, with occasional snow and frost and average temperatures of 6°C. August 2021 saw the KZN Midlands transformed into a white-blanketed wonderland along with other large parts of SA previously untouched by it.
THIS COMES AFTER SNOWFALL WAS CONFIRMED IN PARTS OF SA LAST MONTH
This comes after several parts of South Africa had snowfall last month. The following areas had confirmed snowfall:
Here is where snow was been confirmed last month:
- Drakensberg Mountains
- Worcester mountains
FARMERS URGED TO SHELTER ANIMALS
It furthermore warned that the accumulation of snow might result in isolated loss of vulnerable livestock and snowmelt resulting in slippery driving conditions.
The SAWS urged small stock farmers are encouraged to shelter animals. Residents should dress warmly and avoid high mountain passes.
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