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Icy weather, snow on the way

Chance of snow in KZN

Sub zero temperatures and snow are predicted for parts of KZN this week. Picture: Aditya Vyas/Unsplash

Parts of the Drakensberg and KZN Midlands will be hit by the first sub-zero weather system of the year this coming week, with chances of snow in the Berg, Lesotho and KZN.

Weather forecasters have predicted temperatures as low as -5C in places, as the cold weather, which will arrive on Monday with temperatures dropping significantly on Tuesday, grips the interior of the province.

Snow Report SA said in a post linked to its Facebook page: “At this point we are also seeing the possibility of snow in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, the Free State and Lesotho.

Picture: Whereslugo/Unsplash

“If more moisture arrives with the system than currently predicted, and if it pushes further inland, we could see heavier snowfalls and more widespread snow. Similarly, if the system does not deliver the moisture that is expected, we can expect less snow.”

Snow Report reminded followers that it’s currently illegal to travel to see snow but that snow could be viewed through its webcams.

Some of the temperatures expected this week (at this stage), as per the SA Weather Service:

Tuesday, May 26: Underberg -4C/14C; Mooi River 1C/15C; Howick 1C/16C; Greytown 0C/17C
Wednesday, May 27: Underberg -5C/13C; Mooi River -1C/11C; Howick -1C/14C; Greytown -2C/16C.

Bethlehem in the Free State could go even lower on Wednesday, with a minimum of -6C predicted by SAWS.


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