The latest snow forecast readings suggest that, in all likelihood, these areas of South Africa may experience flakey weather this weekend.
South Africa snow forecast for this weekend
According to Snow Report SA, there is a high likelihood of light flakes falling in every province except Limpopo, in the days to come.
However, this early on in the forecast, it is hard to state with a great deal of certainty, which areas of the country will, without a doubt, experience this icy precipitation.
Early Ventusky.com readings suggest that much of the snowfall may be concentrated in large parts of Lesotho, with periphery areas of neighbouring provinces experiencing low levels of sleet from Saturday 21 May 2022.
In South Africa, areas expected to experience snow include:
- Witsiehoek, northern Drakensberg mountains, between Bonjaneni and Cathedral Peak Hotel, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN);
- Champagne Castle, along R600 route, KZN;
- Highmoor Nature Reserve, KZN;
- Bushman’s Nek, KZN;
- Ntaberu and periphery of Joe Gqabi District Municipality, Eastern Cape;
- Barkly East, Eastern Cape
While maximum snow cover is expected to reach 14cm in concentrated areas of Lesotho, on Saturday, conditions are expected to worsen by Monday 23 May 2022 in areas close to Mokhotlong, where snow cover is predicted to reach 29cm.
Periphery areas of KZN and the Eastern Cape will likely experience cold temperatures this coming weekend, with maximum degrees expected to range between 0-5°C between Saturday and Monday 23 May 2022.
It must be reiterated that this South Africa snow forecast is early, at best, and the picture may change as we draw closer to the weekend.
Check back later for more accurate readings.