There has been a light dusting of snow at AfriSki in Lesotho overnight.
There is a slight chance of snow this afternoon, going into the evening over the high peaks of the Drakensberg, in the area indicated by green on the snow map from snow-forecast.com. With snow this late, is a white Christmas possible?
The cold front will start arriving in the WC through the course of tomorrow (Wednesday 30th October). Despite the freezing level dropping to 2,500m in places, no snow is unlikely in this region, but it is likely to be cold! The front will move fairly rapidly eastwards, bringing cold air to the coastal provinces as it moves. Snow is then possible from Friday morning over the extreme high peaks of the Drakensberg and Lesotho – very light snow possible, and in many places, it will not settle. Hopefully, tomorrow, we will know more, and can share a map with possible snow zones.
We have reports streaming in of a very good dusting of snow over the high ‘berg and through Lesotho. Images below :
We have just had a report in from Sani Mountain Lodge at the top of Sani Pass that it is snowing steadily. About 4cm is expected tonight….
As unlikely as it may seem right now, it is still possible for snow to start falling this afternoon over the EC Drakensberg, the eastern high ground of Lesotho, and the extreme high peaks of the KZN Drakensberg. Snow falls could last through until the early hours of Tuesday morning in these areas. Falls are not expected to be heavy, and will be confined to the extreme high ground. Image : snow-forecast.com
And who said winter was over? Very light snow falls are possible over the Nothern KZN Drakensberg this evening (extreme high peaks only), and then looking further ahead, Monday might see snow falling on the Eastern Cape Drakensberg from early morning through to the afternoon. During Monday, snow could start falling in Lesotho and the Northern KZN ‘berg, with falls becoming heavier through the afternoon and extending further south, possibly to the Sani Pass region. No low level snow is expected at this point, and falls will be confined to the high peaks of the ‘berg and Lesotho. Image : snow-forecast.com
Light snow has fallen on the Matroosberg overnight.
There’s a decent dusting of snow on the Kammanassieberg above Uniondale this morning! (from : Ben Smit)
There is another front approaching the SWC that could bring snow to the high lying peaks of the area starting in the early hours of Friday morning. Light snow is possible on the high lying peaks through until the early hours of Saturday morning in the areas indicated.