If you were hoping for some warm weather before temperatures plummet to below freezing, you are out of luck. Temperatures across low-lying areas of the Eastern Cape and Drakensberg Mountain range in KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State will reach -1°C on Friday evening.
The South African Weather Service (SAWS) predicted that the first cold spell of the season will make landfall this week, and continue into the weekend.
“First cold spell of the season expected this week into the weekend over southern, central and Eastern South Africa. Widespread showers expected over the Eastern Cape and KZN from tomorrow (29 April) into Friday. Light snowfall possible in the Drakensberg regions of EC and KZN,” they tweeted.
Afriski Resort in the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho turned into a winter wonderland overnight, and they have warned motorists of tricky road conditions.
In a post on their Instagram page, that shows the area covered in snow, they said: “Roads are closed to 2×4 vehicles at the moment. Please check with us before traveling.”
“This morning we woke up to a winter wonderland ❄️. Approximately 10cm of snow has already fallen, and it’s still dumping down! ROAD STATUS UPDATE [30 April 06:19]: Roads are CLOSED to 2 x 4 vehicles,” read another post.
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