South African snow watchers woke on Tuesday to a winter wonderland along the Drakensberg mountain range‚ stretching through to neighboring Lesotho.
Light snow fell in the Sani Pass region — between the Drakensberg and the mountain kingdom — on Saturday. Late on Monday‚ Snow Report SA announced on its social media platforms that “it seems the season has well and truly started!“.
It predicted that the snowfall would intensify in the early hours of Tuesday. “We expect intermittent flurries throughout the day Tuesday.”
Pictures of icy rooftops‚ snow-covered landscapes and ice-capped mountains in the Sani Pass area have been posted to Snow Report SA’s Facebook page.
“Over the mountainous regions‚ ending late in the evening. Keep warm and should you travel to experience the snow please respect private property and stay safe at all times‚“ it warned snow watchers.
Snow Report SA’s Rob Ansell told TimesLive: “We’ve got about 5 to 7cm of snow lying at the top of Sani Pass at the moment. The snow stopped about an hour ago. There are some ominous looking clouds still‚ so we could get a flurry or two through the morning.
Suthentira Govender – TimesLIVE