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:
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.