PICS: The snow is here!

2016-04-30 08:05 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - The highly anticipated snow forecast for the long weekend is here, dusting the high peaks of the Drakensberg and Eastern Cape mountains in a coat of white. 

While the SA Weather Services warned that the worst of a severe cold front would be felt in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape on Friday, the snow and icy conditions were first seen early on Saturday morning, 30 April.

Snow and frost have been seen as far as Kokstad in KwaZulu-Natal, and on the high peaks in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape. Saturday will see more snow and frost as scattered thundershowers and a high possibility of snowfall has been forecast for the Cape's highest peaks by the SA Weather Service.

See a full weather update here: Weather Update: Expect rain, wind and fire dangers

This is what the snowfall looks like thus far: 


SA Weather Spokesperson Garth Sampson told Traveller24 that a second cold front will move over SA from the south to the northernmost parts. "A deep layer of cloud associated with the secondary front," he says, "is moving in over the Western and Eastern Cape from the south." 

SEE - MAP: Snow forecast for most of SA's highest peaks 


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