HEAVY SNOWFALL EXPECTED IN SOUTH AFRICA’S EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE

JOHANNESBURG– Heavy snowfall and extreme weather conditions are expected in some parts of South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province this week as wintry conditions sweep across the province.

The South African Weather Services (SAWS) have warned of heavy snowfall around the southern parts of the Drakensberg Mountains. A weather forecaster based in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, Tennielle Ahshene, said Sunday that wet road conditions in the mountain passes were expected and motorists needed to be alert at all times.

She added large snowfalls had been reported in the east area and around about the southern parts of the Drakensberg Mountains of the Eastern Cape and another cold front was making way to the Eastern Cape from last Saturday. “We will start experiencing the snowfalls on the other mountain peaks within the Eastern Cape region towards the western area and towards Graaf Reinett.

Earlier, the SAWS reported that cold weather conditions and rain were expected throughout the weekend in most parts of eastern KwaZulu-Natal Province with forecaster Julius Mahlangu reporting that temperatures were expected to get warmer by Monday.

We also expect cold conditions across the province but very cold over the south western part of the province. Those include areas like Underberg, Kokstad, the areas around the Drakensberg and that’s where we’re also expecting light snowfall and rainfall tonight,” he added.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK